Plastic surgery for the formerly obese

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The formerly obese's plastic surgery improves the shape and tone of the tissue that supports fat and skin, removing excess fat and sagging. Patients undergoing weight reduction treatment, who usually have excess skin in certain regions, such as arms, thighs, breasts and abdomen, seek this procedure.

The reparative surgery is indicated after the weight loss period and complementary nutritional treatments, being considered a complementary treatment. The ideal procedures should be defined together with a doctor, who can recommend:

Lower Body Lifting: Corrects sagging belly, buttocks, groin and breeches;

Breast Lift: Corrects sagging and sagging breasts;

Arm Lifting: Corrects sagging arm;

Thigh Lifting: Corrects the sagging thigh.


Anesthesia Type:

Intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending on each patient and the procedures to be performed.

Surgical technique:

Lower Body lifting

The complete lower body lift treats flabby buttocks, abdomen, waist, hips and lateral thigh in one or several procedures. Incision types may vary and include an incision around the body to remove the excess skin and fat belt.

Breast Lift

The incision pattern for removing sagging breasts in women is determined based on the amount of excess skin to be removed.

Procedures may include an incision or a combination of circular patterned incisions around the nipple, in a line extending from the areola to the breast groove and horizontally along the breast groove. Breast implantation is also recommended to improve breast shape and size.

Arm Lifting

An underarm incision is made, extending to the inner or back of the upper arm, and additional incisions may be necessary where there is excess skin.

Thigh Lifting

Remodeling of thigh contours is done by groin incisions that can extend to the knee along the inner thigh.

For the contour of the outside thigh it may be necessary to make a different incision through which the plastic surgeon will define the tissues, aiming for smoother contours.

Possible complications

The most common possible complications in this procedure are bruising and swelling, which usually do not compromise the end result of the surgery. The rarest complications are:

• Suture rupture;

• numbness or loss of skin sensitivity;

• poor healing;

• Depigmentation of the skin;

• Seroma;

• Anesthetic complications.

The final result of the former obese's plastic surgery, as in all cosmetic surgeries, will depend on the reaction of the patient's body and zeal with the preoperative and postoperative indications.

Preoperative Recommendations

The patient's lifestyle and care before the operation are decisive factors for every surgical outcome. Check out the most important recommendations:

• Fast for at least 8 hours before surgery, including water, avoiding drinks and overeating on the days before the procedure;

• Correctly moisturize the skin in the days before the surgery, since it must be very elastic to receive the best procedure;

• Smoking should be stopped 30 days before surgery;

• Communicate changes in health and medication use on the eve of surgery;

• Do not wear dark colored nail polish on the day of surgery and avoid wearing jewelry and watches;

• Attend surgery with a companion.

Final result:

The result depends on maintaining stable weight and fitness, skin type and hereditary characteristics. After the former obese's plastic surgery it is possible to notice the results almost immediately, but the definitive results may take 1 to 2 years to appear.

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