Is a Body Lift Right for You?
If you have undergone bariatric surgery to combat obesity and its negative health effects, you may now be ready for plastic surgery contouring procedures. Massive weight loss often eliminates type II diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure; however, it often causes loose, baggy skin all over the body. Dr. Donaldson can help you determine the right timing for plastic surgery and explain what types of procedures might apply to you during a brief consultation.
About the Procedure
Areas that commonly need to be addressed include the upper arms, chest/breasts, upper and lower abdomen, upper and lower back, buttocks, flanks, hips, thighs and knees. Circumferential operations, or “belt lipectomies” are frequently designed to offer patients skin and residual fat removal from all sides at once — belly, back and sides. Combination procedures are often possible, so that the number of trips to the operating room may be minimized. At the same time, length of time spent in the OR is minimized for safety.
Plastic surgery after massive weight loss is often the final step to looking and feeling your best. You have made the most difficult progress already, so why not consider the finishing touch? Call Dr. Donaldson’s office to schedule a consultation in which you can ask questions and explore the possibilities.