Post Bariatric (Weight Loss Surgery)
Morbidly obese patients are finding bariatric surgery the preferred treatment option. More than 100,000 patients had bariatric surgery in 2003. Patients who undergo bariatric surgery typically lose an excess of 100 pounds, but most patients experience the unpleasant fact that as the fat rapidly dissolves, the excess skin mostly stays. Plastic surgeons have begun to offer comprehensive treatment plans for these post weight loss patients, including tightening of the skin under the arms, breast lifts, panniculectomy (removal of excess abdominal skin) and medial and lateral thigh lifts. Some of these procedures are covered by insurance and can be as life-changing as the initial bypass operation. Dr. Medalie has extensive experience with post bypass body contouring and welcomes patient consultations.
The patient in the pictures below lost 150 pounds and came to Dr. Medalie requesting a tummy tuck and breast lift. During the procedure she underwent an extended abdominoplasty with liposuction and a breast lift with small reduction on the right side. The after pictures are shown 6 weeks post-operatively. *Plastic surgery results can vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.