Due to changes in lifestyle, weight loss surgeries (bariatric surgeries) are nowadays very popular. But in the majority of these patients, after surgery due to enormous volume shifts, they end up having loose and saggy body parts. These patient often suffer from a very low self-esteem and confidence due to unattractive physical appearance and also face many problems in their life. Their face starts to look old, their arms become loose (batwings), and breast become very saggy and empty. The lower body is the most affected and with severe drop of the abdominal apron they have difficulties in walking. A lot of these patient refrain from looking in the mirror. All these deformities are fortunately correctable with various advanced plastic surgery techniques.
Every patient needs a combination of different contouring procedures which is tailored by the specialist evaluating them. As the areas of involvement are multiple, in the majority of the patients these procedures are normally staged. Almost all patients should be offered body contouring surgeries after massive weight loss appropriate. Such surgeries are truly transformational as they are capable of bringing about radical changes in both physical and psychosocial spheres of the person.
The ideal candidate for body contouring techniques after bariatric surgery would be a patient who has achieved stability in weight loss. This normally happens approximately 1-2 years after primary surgery.