Post-Bariatric Body Contouring

Post-Bariatric surgery patients or those with massive weight lost (>100lbs) often find that they have excess sagging skin in multiple areas of their body.  Because of the previous weight, skin is stretched beyond its natural elasticity limits.  When massive amounts of weight are then lost, either naturally through diet and exercise or as a result of bariatric surgery, skin that has been stretched beyond its natural elasticity limits can no longer shrink down on its own.  As a results, patients find themselves with large skin aprons over their abdomen, excess skin on their arms and thighs, as well as breasts area.

Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Surgeries are surgeries that address the problem of excess and deflated skin after massive weight lost.  These surgeries can be performed independently or in combination to help improve and shape out the contours of the body.  By removing the excess skin and accumulated resistant fatty deposits, post-bariatric body contouring surgery helps patients achieve the appearance that cannot be achieved with exercise of other non-surgical means.

Complications of Excess Skin
  • Body restrictions – excess skin makes it difficult to exercise and limits motion

  • The rubbing of the skin folds causes irritation and sores

  • Hygiene in the area if difficult to maintain

  • Excess skin creating skin folds often leads to bacterial and fungal skin infections

  • Development of rashes between the skin folds

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Quinton Chivers who specializes in post-bariatric body contouring procedures. Dr. Chivers takes the time to understand your goals and to provide you with realistic expectations during your one-on-one consultation.  

Click on the pictures to find out more about different post-bariatric body contouring procedures. 

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