Post Weight Loss Surgery in New York City with Dr. Shridharani
What is body-contouring surgery after massive weight loss?
Undergoing surgical body contouring with Dr. Shridharani in New York City following major weight loss removes excess sagging skin and fat which improves the shape of the patient by allowing the underlying support structures of your body to shine through. The result is a more normal appearance with smoother contours and less bulky skin and fat.
What is bariatric or weight reduction surgery?
Bariatric or weight reduction surgery involves several different options including gastric bypass and lap band procedures which allows a patient to loose a significant amount of weight in a quicker amount of time than diet and exercise alone. Not only does bariatric surgery allow for patients to look and feel better, but many patients’ overall health improves as well. Significant weight loss in the right patient has many benefits, but after weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to the reduced body size. This results in excess skin in all areas of the body.
I have lost weight and have excess skin, am I candidate for plastic surgery with Dr.
Shridharani to remove the unsightly skin?
If you find you have excess skin after bariatric surgery, massive weight loss, or pregnancy you may be a candidate for body-contouring surgery with Dr. Shridharani in Manhattan.
What are my options for excess skin removal?
The face, abdomen, breast, arms, thighs are the most common areas where excess skin is found after weight loss. A face and/or neck lift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves the excess skin and signs of aging in the jawline and neck. An abdominoplasty, or a tummy tuck, is a procedure that tights the abdominal muscles and removes the excess abdominal skin and fat. A panniculectomy is a procedure that removes excess skin and fat of the abdomen without tightening the abdominal muscles. Many women find their breasts become saggy after weight loss. A Mastopexy or breast lift will improve the look of saggy breasts. A breast reduction will help reduce the size of the breasts if the breasts remain large even after a significant weight loss. A brachioplasty or arm lift is a procedure to remove excess skin from the arms. A thigh lift removes the excess skin from the thighs. These procedures can be combined with liposuction to enhance the results. Many patients find after an arm or thigh lift they look much slimmer and firmer.
Can I exercise after my procedure?
Usually patients can resume light cardio activity after four weeks and full activity six weeks after surgery. Many patients find their exercise regimen actually improves dramatically because the excess skin that has been weighing them down for many years will be gone. Also, after skin removal surgery many patients are able to see the toned muscles that they have worked so hard to achieve!
Ready to get started?
Ready to learn more about post weight loss surgery and find out if you are a good candidate? Call (212) 508-0000 to schedule a consultation with board certified NYC Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Shridharani.