Some reconstructive plastic surgery may be recommended for patients who underwent bariatric surgery to remove excess skin and fat. These surgeries, however, should only be performed after the necessary period of weight stabilization.
Rapid and radical weight loss can leave the excess skin on the face, arms, abdomen, breasts, and thighs. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, these excesses can cause functional and mobility limitations to patients. In such cases, various techniques are indicated.
Some types of reconstructive surgery most requested by post-bariatric patients are the tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, dermolipectomy of the arms and thighs, the breast lift, the facelift, among other interventions, all to remove the excess skin after rapid weight loss for the improvement of appearance and self-esteem.
According to Guilherme Graziosi M.D., each intervention has its peculiarities, indications, and post-operative care. Some of them can be carried out in association.