Bariatric surgery is an increasingly common treatment for obesity. Men and women who get bariatric surgery usually experience rapid and dramatic weight loss that may not have been possible without surgical intervention. Reaching your goal weight, however, may present you with new aesthetic concerns. Excess skin, lingering fatty tissue and weakened or separated muscles are common post-weight loss issues. For the right candidate, abdominoplasty can be the perfect solution for a better midsection.
Reach Your Target Weight
Getting bariatric surgery may result in a rapid decrease of excess weight, but most patients continue to lose weight gradually for one to two years after their weight loss surgery. If you’re considering a tummy tuck to remove excess stomach skin left over after weight loss, be sure to reach your goal weight first by allowing enough time after your gastric bypass and adopting a healthy lifestyle to compliment your new shape.
Considering a Tummy Tuck
Both men and women may consider getting a tummy tuck for a variety of reasons. A tummy tuck can drastically improve the appearance of your midsection by tightening your stomach skin, pulling your abdominal muscles together and removing excess fatty tissue. Abdominoplasty surgery can also help you fit more comfortably into your clothes and resolve diastasis recti, also known as abdominal separation.
Your Abdominoplasty Results
Because there is no nonsurgical method that can remove excess stomach skin and repair separated abdominal muscles, tummy tuck surgery is one of the most common elective procedures following weight loss. Depending on the extent of your contouring needs, your surgeon can combine your tummy tuck with liposuction for more comprehensive sculpting and a quicker, more comfortable recovery.