After dropping a significant amount of weight, many patients elect to undergo liposuction as part of their weight loss journey, due to the long-lasting fat reduction and skin tightening results of today’s lipo techniques. Achieving transformational weight loss goals is something to be extremely proud of. Patients who lose a large amount of weight not only commit themselves to a healthier lifestyle, but also to an improved physique. Oftentimes, however, excess skin and lax muscles around the body are left behind after substantial weight loss. No matter how much you diet or exercise, hanging skin will tend to remain. These conditions detract from your weight loss results, preventing you from flaunting the new body you’ve worked so hard to achieve. Post bariatric surgery incorporates numerous body contouring procedures to trim drooping skin left over from your weight loss. Our NYC lipo doctors combine liposuction techniques with weight loss surgery to remove remaining fat layers and accentuate contours. Patients can target the face or neck, as well as the upper, mid, and lower body with post bariatric surgery and liposuction.
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Liposuction after significant weight loss targets buildups of diet-resistant fat. Your lipo surgeons will place minimally invasive incisions around the target area(s) and insert small cannulas under the surface of the skin. These cannulas gently suction stubborn fat from the body to decrease the size of the target area(s). Patients may benefit from traditional liposuction techniques when undergoing post bariatic surgery, including tumescent lipo, super wet liposuction, and power assisted lipo.
While liposuction targets excess facial and body fat, weight loss surgery takes aim at sagging skin contributing to a lax physique. Post bariatric surgery can enhance your entire profile, combining facial rejuvenation techniques with body sculpting procedures. Below are some areas that can be treated with weight loss surgery.
Face & Neck: Patients can undergo a facelift and accompanying neck lift to combat lax facial skin, neck bands, double chin, jowls, and wrinkling that occurs after weight loss. Facial tissues are tightened and lifted to a youthful position, while excess skin is removed or repositioned around the neck for a younger-looking profile.
Breasts: The breasts often lose shape and symmetry after losing a substantial amount of weight. Breast augmentation surgery utilizes either breast implants or natural fat transfer to improve volume and smooth out asymmetries. Implants can be inserted to provide shape, or natural fat taken from your liposuction procedure can be injected into the breasts to enhance volume. Breast lift surgery can also be performed to lift sagging breast tissue to a more natural position.
Arms: A substantial reduction in weight can result in hanging arm skin around the upper, lower, and inner arms. Arm lift surgery is designed to remove excess skin and reposition remaining layers to reduce arm laxity. “Batwings,” also known as upper arm bulges, can be excised, resulting in firmer-looking arms.
Back: All areas of the back can be treated during post bariatric surgery. Excess skin is removed from the upper back to accentuate shoulder contours, while bra bulges and love handles around the middle or lower back are excised to restore graceful-looking definition.
Midsection: Abdominal muscles are often stretched during weight gain. Even after subsequent weight loss, these muscles remain weakened and cannot be tightened with exercise or dieting. Tummy tuck surgery can reinforce weak stomach muscles and remove excess skin from the abdomen to promote a slimmer midsection.
Lower Body: The thighs, hips, buttocks, legs, calves, and ankles can be treated together to ensure a symmetrical lower body after weight loss surgery. Your post bariatric surgeon can lift thigh skin to reduce sagging, chafing, and skin irritation, excise saddle bags for younger-looking hips, and reposition hanging leg skin.
All incisions from your post bariatric surgery will be placed subtly around the body to ensure they are unobtrusive. Dr. Levine will discuss the specifics of your weight loss surgery in more detail during your consultation at our New York office.
Yes. Liposuction and post bariatric surgery can be used in conjunction with other body sculpting or liposuction procedures to achieve optimal results, including laser liposuction, SmartLipo®, and VASER® LipoSelection. Dr. Levine will discuss which procedures may best enhance your liposuction and weight loss surgery results.
If you are suffering from excess skin around the body after losing a significant amount of weight, then you may be a candidate for liposuction and weight loss surgery at our NYC office. Patients can enhance facial contours and neck definition with post bariatric surgery, while also taking aim at sagging skin around the breasts, arms, back, abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and legs. Liposuction is often used alongside weight loss surgery to eliminate excess fat deposits from these areas by suctioning out fat cells for long-lasting results. Dr. Levine will discuss if undergoing liposuction and weight loss surgery is right for you during your consultation at our NYC office.
General anesthesia is typically administered to liposuction and post bariatric surgery patients. Dr. Levine will explain what you can expect when undergoing general anesthesia, as well as answer any questions, during your consultation at our New York City office.
Patients undergoing liposuction and weight loss surgery in NYC may require a one or two night hospital stay, depending on the specific procedures being performed. Healing time will vary, depending on the patient, but most patients require four to six weeks of recovery. Bruising and swelling around the treatment area(s) is expected during this time period and will gradually subside. Additional recovery may be necessary before resuming your exercise routine or partaking in other physical activities.
Patients can expect transformative body sculpting results when pairing liposuction with post bariatric surgery. The combination of lipo techniques with surgical body contouring procedures yields long-lasting, natural-looking results for patients. Those who have undergone substantial weight loss can remove excess skin and remaining fat bulges from the face and body. Abdominal muscles can also be reinforced to achieve a firmer core. To maintain your liposuction and post bariatric surgery results, you are encouraged to follow a healthy lifestyle, complete with exercise and a consistent diet plan; doing so will help sustain your results.
In order to maximize your liposuction and post bariatric surgery results, it is important to follow all pre and post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Levine.
Certain products and supplements should be avoided in the weeks prior to your liposuction and post bariatric surgery procedure, unless medically necessary. By doing so, patients minimize their risk of bruising and swelling. Blood-thinners and medications that contain ibuprofen or aspirin should be avoided. Patients should also refrain from taking multivitamins and herbal supplements.
Certain medications, including Tylenol, Bromelain, and Arnica Montana, may be recommended to alleviate pain or discomfort post-procedure. For more details regarding our liposuction and post bariatric surgery aftercare suggestions, click here.
Dr. Elie Levine, Dr. Jody Levine, and the NYC Lipo staff will be happy to meet with you to discuss any questions you may have about undergoing liposuction and post bariatric surgery in NYC. Please call us at 800.683.5476 (LIPO), or request an appointment online for a personal consultation at our New York City office.