Reducing Post-bariatric Body Contouring Risks
After losing a massive amount of weight, typically through a bariatric procedure, patients are often left with an excessive amount of loose, hanging skin and pockets of soft tissue and fat that cause discomfort and detract from their newly enhanced figures. In these cases, body contouring can remove excess skin and allow you to enjoy the full results of your bariatric treatment.
Although post-bariatric body contouring risks are similar to those of any other major surgery, San Antonio, TX, surgeon Dr. Peter Fisher has decades of experience performing these procedures and makes patient safety his top priority. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fisher has pioneered post-massive weight loss body contouring techniques while focusing on his patients’ health. To discover why so many patients have trusted their care to Dr. Fisher, schedule a personal consultation today.
Why Undergo Body Contouring after Bariatric Surgery?
When massive weight loss happens rapidly, as it does when undergoing bariatric surgery, areas that previously contained excessive fat and tissue will often develop rolls of collapsed skin, and the buttocks, breasts, and face are particularly prone to having a deflated look. In addition to diminishing the the appearance of a patient's figure after bariatric surgery, excess skin and tissue can often cause pain and general discomfort, as well as skin irritation and rashes caused by chafing. Both women and men suffer from these effects, which can be corrected with post-bariatric breast lift/augmentation, arm lift, lower body lift, and face lift procedures.
Potential Risks and Complications
Just like any other major surgical procedure, body contouring carries certain inherent risks, which include bleeding, infection, seroma formation (collection of fluid that builds up beneath the skin), and risks related to anesthesia. Furthermore, since the quality of skin is altered through obesity and subsequent weight loss, bariatric surgery patients have the potential for increased incidence of improper wound healing, aesthetic issues related to skin elasticity, and scar migration (generally only a risk for thigh lift patients), which can increase the need for revision surgery. Finally, patients who have undergone bariatric surgery can often have medical conditions related to their former obesity, such as hypertension, diabetes, and sleep apnea, and these secondary conditions can increase surgery risks.
Dr. Fisher's Exceptional Skill Minimizes Risks
You can minimize your risks by choosing Dr. Fisher, a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience, to perform your body contouring procedure. Board certification is a voluntary credential earned after medical school that demonstrates a doctor's commitment to continued education and training in their chosen area of specialty. In addition to being a board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Fisher is also a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons. These reputable organizations hold their doctors to very high standards, and their members must follow the most stringent safety practices.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Dr. Fisher has extensive experience performing body contouring procedures for individuals who have undergone massive weight loss, and he is renowned for his dedication to patient safety and satisfaction. To learn more about how his knowledge and experience can ensure optimal results, contact our practice today.
Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi