Aesthetic Operation After Extreme Weight Loss
Overweight people generally lose their skin and tissue elasticity as a result of significant weight loss. As a result of this:
-Saggy and loose upper arms
-Flat chest and downward pointing nipples
-Folding in abdomen and it can extend to the lower back
-It may cause sagging in hip, pubis and thigh skin pockets
After a significant weight loss, the shape and tonus of the underlying tissue are supported in body shaping operations and extremely saggy fats and skins are removed.
As a result, the body gains a more normal appearance with good contours.
After a big weight loss, the weight loss should be stabilized before starting the body shaping operation.
-If you continue losing weight, skin will continue to develop baggy pockets.
-If you are likely to gain weight fast, the thinned and weakened skins are exposed to excessive stress, accordingly stretch marks and large scars develop
Good candidates for body shaping:
– Adults at every age if their weight is stabilized
– If there are not medical cases that prevents recovery or increases surgical risks (Healthy individuals)
-Individuals having positive and realistic goals in body shaping operations
In the interview, your present complaints and expectations after operation are primarily evaluated. Afterwards, your general health status, fat amount and distribution in your body, looseness and excessiveness of your skin and skin quality are considered.
During this examination; you are asked about the surgical operations and diseases you have had, your current health problems (diabetes, etc.), habits (smoking, alcohol, etc.) and medications you use (aspirin, tranquilizers etc.).
Your expectations and examination findings are evaluated. During this examination, the type of anesthesia, for how many days you’ll stay in hospital and post-operational stage are spoken about. The body is examined in detail and measured. A photo is taken for medical records. When you decide for the operation, my assistant will arrange a suitable day for operation.
Preparation for Operation
Catching a cold or any other infection may cause the operation to be delayed.
You’ll need somebody to help you on the day of operation and next day.
You should stop taking aspirin and its derivatives one week before the operation. (Do not stop taking the medication you permanently use without consulting your doctor).
It is recommended not to smoke for a while before and after the operation.
The fact that women menstruate on that date is not an obstacle for the operation.
Do not put on any makeup, do not use hair gel, wear comfortable clothes and leave your jewels at home before coming to the hospital for operation.
Do not eat or drink anything 6 hours before the operation.
Be present at the hospital about one hour before the operation.
When you come to the room reserved for you, you may be given an oral drug if you want, it will relax you.
The following procedures are performed in the aesthetic operation after weight loss:
-Lower body lift: to correct external sagging in abdomen, hip and thigh
-Breast lift: to correct saggy breasts,
-Arm lift: to correct saggy upper arm
-Thigh lift: to correct inner, outer and middle thigh sagging
Excess skins are required to be removed in all body shaping operations. In many cases, these incisions can be large. The length and location of incision depend on the excess skins and the area it is located in. Scars are generally in invisible and hidden areas.
Lower Body Lift: Complete lower body lift operation is performed with one operation or operations with stages for hip, abdomen, belly and thigh external saggy skins. The incision values are changed and a circumferential incision around the body may be needed to remove excess skins and fats.
Breast Lift: Incision pattern to be made to lift the saggy breasts is determined according to the degree of sagging. Lollipop-like and reverse “T” incisions can be made around the nipple.
In a saggy breast, silicone breast prosthesis can be recommended together with breast lift to improve the breast shape and size.
Arm Lift: Saggy upper arms are treated with an incision in the armpit running from the inner or back part of the upper arm. Incision patterns change by the degree of sagging.
Inner Thigh Lift: Thigh is reshaped and corrected with the incisions through the inner thigh. Incision pattern changes depending on the degree of sagging.
Outer Thigh Lift: An incision running from the hip to the pubis may be needed in order to correct the outer lines of thigh. This incision pattern changes depending on the degree of sagging.
Type of Anesthesia
General anesthesia method is applied.
Duration of Operation
It changes by the procedure to be made in the operation.
You may need to stay in hospital for one day. It may take a couple of weeks for you to feel as before. You can go back to work 2-4 weeks later. The acceptable scars will be visible a little bit but the good results in general will be long lasting. The results are immediately seen after operation following weight loss. The scar may be seen to go worse in the first 3-6 months but this is normal. It may take 9 months to 1 year for the scars to become smooth and fade. Although it does not disappear completely, the incision tracks are left as to be hidden in the curves and under bikini. It gives good results for patients having saggy thighs. Good results can be maintained for years if the patients do exercises and go on a diet regularly. Special clothing is put on for a few weeks to resolve edema, support tissues and speed up recovery. The final results of body shaping operations are seen clearly after 1 year.
Cost of Aesthetic Operation After Extreme Weight Loss
The cost is always an elective surgical issue. The costs of aesthetic operation after weight loss are various. It depends on the surgeon’s education, experience and also geographic location and the hospital he works for, etc.
The cost may include the following:
Surgeon’s fee, hospital or surgical center costs, anesthesia cost, medications, Post-surgery clothing, medical facilities, etc.