Obesity is gaining weight to the extent to cause health problems. Excess weight can be defined as excess fat accumulation and gaining abnormal weight compared to the one’s length. Today, obesity is…
the most common health problem and spreads like an epidemic. Statically, the obesity seen by 38% in the USA affects one out of four persons in Turkey.
You can evaluate your weight status by calculating your body mass index (BMI). BMI is obtained by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in meters squared (weight/height2) and the ideal range is 20-24,9. If your body mass index is above thirty, you are considered obese and you should immediately take action.
The first thing to do in case of obesity is changing the lifestyle and diet, and losing weight under the supervision of a physician and dietitian. When these fail, medical treatment is required, and in the presence of some criteria, bariatric surgery may be required.
After losing weight, many areas are affected, and body shape gets deformed. The body shaping process generally is not completed with a single operation. The most correct way is to make planning with suitable combinations to enable the person to get the desired look.
What is Post-Bariatric Surgery?
After bariatric surgery or losing weight with a heavy diet, the tissues and skin may sag. The most problematic areas are the abdomen, chest, arms, and legs, and the recovery is not possible with creams or sports. Plastic Surgeons remove the excess skin through such operations, gain volume with the one’s own tissue in areas such as hip and breasts, and correct local fat.
Generally, women losing excess weight may have sagging and volume loss in the breasts. In that case, a silicone placed into the breasts with breast lift operation may have more plumb and beautiful breasts.
The problem in the abdominal area is sagging. Due to excess heavy pressure in the abdomen during obesity, abdominal muscles sag. With abdominoplasty, excess skin is removed and muscles get tight. In most cases, in addition to the incisions of classical abdominoplasty, it may be necessary to remove the excess skin-subcutaneous tissue from the back and mid of the abdomen.
The problem in the thigh and arms is also skin sagging. With arm and thigh lift, excess skin is removed from the arm and legs and stretching is performed. Unlike the abdominal area, this area does not require muscle tightening.
In the hip area, sagging or flattening or both may be seen. With body lift operation, the sagging in the hip area is removed and volume and shape are provided.
In post-bariatric patients, volume loss and sagging are also seen in the facial area like other areas. In the case of volume loss, the most ideal solution is fat injection while for sagging it is necessary to perform facial, forearm and brow lift.
In such patients, post-op care is similar to other people and you can find detailed information in the related area.