These days it’s not unusual to know person or see a celebrity who has undergone bariatric surgery for weight loss. Take Al Roker on the Today Show, for example. After all, if we keep eating the amount of fast food we do as a nation, we all will soon be candidates.
A person who has taken the steps to get rid of the weight should be thrilled with his or her accomplishment. But, unfortunately, their reward is the sight of sagging, hanging, loose skin that seems as if it’s the wrong size.
This can be very discouraging for a person who has worked so hard to lose the weight. But Dr. Saltz can perform body-contouring surgeries to remove excess skin and reposition muscles and complete your body transformation.
What procedures could be a part of body contouring?
When Dr. Saltz meets with you during your consultation, he doesn’t check off a list of procedures for “body contouring.” He knows every patient is unique and has unique needs after bariatric surgery. As you discuss your goals and needs, he will detail the procedures he thinks will work for you.
The single most involved procedure is a body lift, which targets the lower torso and upper legs. The goal of a body lift is to sculpt the abdomen, lower back, buttocks, hips, and thighs.
These are the various procedures that Dr. Saltz may include in body contouring. With most of these procedures, liposuction may be added to remove stubborn pockets of fat.
- Body lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
- Thigh lift
- Arm lift
- Buttock lift
Despite which areas are addressed in your body contouring surgeries, the goals are the same — to make an incision, reposition and tighten underlying muscles, trim excess skin, and remove excess pockets of fat. Incisions from procedures such as body lifts are extensive, but Dr. Saltz minimizes scarring where possible by placing the incisions in locations where they fall within a natural crease or can be hidden by clothing.
If possible, Dr. Saltz tries to group these procedures into a single surgical session. This makes for a more involved recovery, but it is only a single recovery. However, this isn’t always possible because a patient cannot be under general anesthesia for too long a period of time.
If you’ve had bariatric surgery and aren’t happy with your loose, sagging skin that remains, why don’t you call Dr. Saltz and let’s talk about potential body contouring to match your lower body weight with slimmer, contoured skin and muscle? Call us at our Salt Lake City office, (801) 274-9500, or our Park City office, (435) 655-6612, to schedule your consultation.