Weight loss surgery, also known as bariatric surgery, is a medical surgery aiming to lose weight drastically. Gastric sleeve surgery is one of the most popular types of a bariatric surgery removing 70-80% of the stomach. Because it is usually performed laparoscopically and does not require big incisions, so it offers relatively shorter recovery time. It is so popular that most of time used interchangeably with weight loss surgery.
Gastric sleeve surgery is known to be a “life-changing” surgery. How would not it be?
It offers a healthy life for patients. According to the research, gastric sleeve surgery reduces the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. And it definitely increases the quality and length of life by minimising weight-related health problems.
Gastric sleeve surgery is life-changing, also because it offers a great chance for overweight patients to lose weight that has not been possible through endless diets and exercise. This is the reason why patients having bariatric surgery always use the words “pre and post my gastric sleeve surgery”. Because it is not just about losing weight, it is also about feeling and being healthy which means a lot!
Gastric sleeve surgery is a big step towards the “new you”! But for most patients, the journey to becoming a “new self” does not end here. Depending on the extent of weight loss and the type of skin/body, patients may need some plastic surgery procedures to achieve their desired looks!
Drastic weight loss may cause excess and sagging skin for some patients. It is always best to do workouts to get in the shape you want. It is one golden rule of a healthy lifestyle anyway. However, while workouts may help with minor sagginess, for major ones, they are not going to be helpful. In that case, you may benefit from various plastic surgery procedures to tighten, lift, and contour sagging areas.
Every body is different, so there is no single plastic surgery “prescription” for post-weight loss surgery patients. While some patients need some touch-ups on breasts, some may need on the buttocks. This entirely depends on the unique needs and desires of the patient. The body is yours, so is the decision on your body.
But if you wonder which plastic surgery procedures are in high demand after gastric sleeve surgery, then we are glad to give you more information on that!
The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures After Weight Loss Surgery
It is very well known that most gastric sleeve surgery patients end up with excess skin due to dramatic weight loss. So, they may need some plastic surgery procedures that would remove excess skin and tighten the treated areas. What is less known is the fact that drastic weight loss may also result in losing volume in certain areas such as the buttocks and cheeks. So, a post-gastric sleeve surgery patient may need intervention to get rid of excess skin as well as to regain volume on certain parts of the body.
Excess and sagging skin may be a problem for anyone regardless of whether they had bariatric surgery or not. And we may end up with excess skin almost everywhere on our body including our face and neck. Thanks to plastic surgery, there is always a solution for excess and sagging skin does not matter where you have it.
Let us explain briefly about the operations you may have if you are bothered about excess skin on your body.
Arm Lift: also known as Brachioplasty, an arm lift is a plastic surgery treatment aiming to remove and reduce the excess sagging skin of the upper arm. An arm lift offers a great solution for people who even hesitate to wave bye! So, no more hesitations!
Thigh Lift: also known as Thighplasty, a thigh lift is a plastic surgery treatment to remove the unwanted fat and excess skin in inner and outer thighs. The surgery improves the contour of the legs. Yes, you can have the legs of Taylor Swift!
Tummy Tuck: also known as Abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck is one of the most popular plastic surgery treatments not only among post-bariatric surgery patients but also anyone – both men and women – who are bothered about excess skin around the tummy area. By removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin in your tummy, a tummy tuck promises a flat stomach that most of us always dream of.
So, for the last three plastic surgery procedures, while you get rid of excess skin, you can also “add some volume” if you want to. For the ones who like enjoying the best for two worlds!
Buttock Lift: Brazilian Butt Lift, aka BBL, is a plastic surgery aiming to enhance volume on the buttocks. The surgery involves getting the unwanted fat from mostly the stomach or other parts of the body and using (injecting) that fat into the buttocks. As a result of bariatric surgery, you may lose the lovely volume of your buttocks but no worries, BBL is here to get it back!
Breast Lift: also known as mastopexy or breast uplift, a breast lift is a great solution for sagging breasts. If you want to go for a bigger size, why not have implants with your breast lift?
Facial Lift: also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift surgery promises a youthful-looking face by removing sagging skin. If you have lost volume on your cheeks, you can also benefit from cheek fillers for a better look!
Your body is your temple! The only thing that matters is that you should be happy and content in it regardless of what others think. If you do not feel comfortable in your body, then we are here to support you, always! Thanks to advancements in technology, plastic surgery now offers endless opportunities to improve our looks. And thanks to medical tourism, plastic surgery is not exclusive to the few anymore. If you want to find out more about your options, you can contact us now!