Post-Bariatric Surgeries

When a patient has bariatric surgery (a surgical procedure performed on the stomach or intestines to induce weight loss), he or she loses a massive amount of weight very quickly. Most post-bariatric procedures are considered cosmetic, but in the post-bariatric patient are different than typical cosmetic procedures.

Post-bariatric procedures include:

  • Face/neck lift
  • Brachioplasty (arm lift)
  • Mastopexy (breast lift)
  • Panniculectomy (removal of heavy, symptomatic, overhanging abdominal skin – often covered by insurance)
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Thigh lift
  • Body Lift

To inquire about options for post-bariatric surgery, please call us at 413-584-0044.

Body Contouring

How can plastic surgery help with the excess skin after weight loss?

After having lost significant amounts of weight, our skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size. This is where body contouring surgeries can be helpful, in removing the excess sagging skin and fat and improving the shape of the underlying support tissues. Procedures such as face lifts, breast lifts, tummy tucks, lower body lifts, medial thigh lifts and arm lifts can help reshape and improve the contour of these body regions.

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