Loose skin after Bariatric Surgery – What to know?
If you are considering weight loss surgery in Hyderabad, you are likely dreaming of the transformations your body will undergo: losing weight, more visible curves, and feeling more vibrant. You may also think of the foods you can enjoy, the clothes that will fit and the activities you can participate in.
In the process, you may also think of the concerns about the possibilities for loose skin following bariatric surgery as well.
Some people will not have saggy skin even though they do not take any measures to prevent it, while others take all necessary steps to ensure their skin remains tight and youthful, still they may experience some laxity in their skin. Let’s be honest; to some extent, the amount of loose skin after bariatric surgery is beyond control.
Although this surgery typically improves both health and wellbeing, some individuals may find that they have excess skin after losing a considerable amount of weight and may likely have it removed. Having excess skin can be distressing since it can impact one’s physical appearance, as well as their overall health.
Dr. Venugopal Pareek, top bariatric surgeon in Hyderabad says that the benefits of the Bariatric Surgery Program can outweigh this potential side effect. And if any individual has too much excess skin after undergoing bariatric surgery, there are great treatment options available.
What might be the actual reason for loose skin after bariatric surgery?
Excess loose skin after weight loss is usually caused by rapid weight loss. When you lose weight quickly, your skin does not have time to adjust to the fat loss and can become loose and sagging. Loose skin can also be caused by age, genetics, and health of the skin.
Do people typically have excess skin after bariatric surgery?
No, not everyone has excess skin after bariatric surgery. The amount of saggy skin appeared after bariatric surgery depends on various factors such as the individual’s age, skin tone, and the amount of weight lost. Most people will have saggy skin up to some extent but if the patients are on the lower end of the BMI spectrum, they may not have much extra skin.
What does Dr. Pareek say about excess skin after weight loss surgery?
I tell my patients that it is very common to experience loose or excess skin after weight loss surgery. This is due to the fact that the skin can take some time to adjust to the new body shape. It is important to understand that while this excess skin may be bothersome, it is a natural part of the process and can be addressed with additional procedures such as skin tightening and/or body contouring. I also recommend that my patients focus on maintaining a healthy lifestyle, as this will help reduce the appearance of the excess skin over time.
Can you get rid of loose skin that appeared after bariatric surgery?
Yes, there are several options available to improve the appearance of loose skin after weight loss surgery. But it may take time. Depending on a person’s individual situation, they may need to follow specific instructions which include diet to help tone the area and build muscle.
Below are some options for addressing loose skin following bariatric surgery:
Exercise and strength training: Exercise and strength training can get rid of loose skin to some extent, it can help to tone and firm the underlying muscles, which can improve the appearance of loose skin.
Skin tightening treatments: There are some potential non-surgical skin tightening treatments, which include radiofrequency therapy, ultrasound therapy, or laser therapy. These can help to stimulate collagen production and tighten loose skin.
Surgery: Plastic surgery procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm lift), thigh lift, or body lift can remove excess skin and reshape the body. However, these procedures are typically considered a last resort and are only recommended for people who have reached a stable weight and are in good health. As surgery to address loose skin is a major procedure it requires a significant recovery period.
It is important to note that the best approach to treat loose skin after bariatric surgery depends on many factors, such as the extent of the loose skin, the person’s overall health and their preferences for treatment. A healthcare professional or plastic surgeon can evaluate the individual’s situation and provide guidance on the most appropriate treatment options.
To know more or for guidance on how to overcome loose skin problem after bariatric surgery, call 91-777-77715 and book your appointment with Dr V. Pareek, Best Bariatric Surgeon India with over 1500 Successful Bariatric Surgeries in Hyderabad & 10000 Laparoscopic Surgeries in 17 years.