Post-Bariatric Body Contouring in Toronto, Ontario
Post-bariatric body contouring refers to a series of surgical procedures designed to remove excess skin and reshape the body following significant weight loss, typically after bariatric surgery.
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After losing a significant amount of weight, many people are left with large amounts of loose, sagging skin that can be uncomfortable, cause hygiene issues, and affect their self-esteem. Post-bariatric body contouring procedures can help to address these issues by removing excess skin and tissue, and reshaping the remaining skin to create a smoother, more toned appearance.
Some common post-bariatric body contouring procedures include:
These procedures are typically performed in stages, with each stage focusing on a different area of the body. The exact procedures needed will depend on the individual's unique needs and goals, and will be determined in consultation with Dr. Chivers.
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A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of the abdomen by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying muscles. It is commonly performed to address loose or sagging abdominal skin and weakened abdominal muscles that may result from factors such as pregnancy, significant weight loss, or aging. A tummy tuck as part of post-bariatric body contouring may involve a more extensive procedure compared to a traditional tummy tuck. Dr. Chivers will assess the amount of excess skin and fat in the abdominal area and may need to make larger incisions to remove the surplus tissue. The incision may extend around the hips or lower back to address excess skin and fat in those areas as well.
Following significant weight loss, excess skin and fat can accumulate in the upper arms, resulting in a "batwing" appearance. An arm lift aims to remove the excess skin and fat, resulting in a firmer, more toned, and contoured arm. Arm lift surgery as part of post-bariatric body contouring can help reshape the upper arms and improve their appearance, allowing patients to enjoy the benefits of their weight loss efforts and achieve a more proportionate body contour. By removing excess skin and fat, the arm lift procedure can provide a smoother and more toned arm contour.
After significant weight loss, excess skin and fat can accumulate in the thighs, leading to sagging or loose skin. A thigh lift, also known as thighplasty, aims to remove the excess skin and fat from the thighs, resulting in a more contoured and proportionate lower body appearance.
Breast reduction can be a part of post-bariatric body contouring procedures for individuals who have experienced significant weight loss and are left with excessively large and heavy breasts. After weight loss, the breasts may lose volume, but in some cases, they may remain disproportionately large in relation to the rest of the body. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammoplasty, can help address this issue by removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, resulting in smaller, lighter, and more proportionate breasts.