Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery

Atlanta Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery

Post-Bariatric Surgery

Our Atlanta post-bariatric surgeons can help you restore your curves and confidence following significant weight loss after undergoing bariatric surgery. Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team specialize in plastic surgery procedures after bariatric surgery, leaving their patients feeling like the best versions of themselves. Post-bariatric plastic surgery in Atlanta can remove excess skin, lift the breasts, accentuate the buttocks, and more to provide our newly slimmed-down patients with the body of their dreams.

What Is Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery?

Bariatric surgery is a procedure performed on patients who are unable to lose weight through traditional methods or have health concerns that make losing weight a top priority. Following weight loss surgery, many patients experience excess or sagging skin in areas such as the face, arms, breasts, abdomen, thighs, and more. This is common in patients who have lost more than a hundred pounds, whether through natural methods or bariatric surgery.

Post-Bariatric plastic surgery in Atlanta can address these concerns and allow patients to feel as good as they should after losing a large amount of weight. Not only does this excess skin and muscle laxity have negative effects on the confidence of the patient, but it is often debilitating in daily life. Hanging skin can make exercise increasingly difficult and cause painful skin irritation. Post-bariatric plastic surgery is customizable to meet the needs of each individual patient and provide the best possible results.

What Are The Benefits Of Post-Bariatric Surgery?

Although having lost a significant amount of weight, patients who have undergone bariatric surgery may deal with physical limitations daily. Because the skin is unable to stretch back, patients often experience skin that hangs and directly affects the way patients feel and move. Additionally, finding clothes that fit properly can be extremely challenging in this situation. Post-bariatric surgery offers patients a wide array of benefits that will better their quality of life.


Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss

Post Bariatric Surgery Atlanta GA
Atlanta GA Post Bariatric Surgery

Am I An Ideal Candidate For Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery?

Post-bariatric surgery is highly customized to meet the need of each individual patients. During your consultation, our plastic surgeons will evaluate your problem areas and provide insight into the treatments that will maximize the results of your procedure and provide you with the most benefits.

If you have lost a substantial amount of weight and now struggle with excess skin, weak or lax muscles, or lost volume of face or body contours, post-bariatric plastic surgery may be right for you. The ideal candidate for post-bariatric plastic surgery should be in good general health and a non-smoker, Also, it is recommended that patients refrain from undergoing this procedure until they have reached their goal weight.

What Are My Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Options?

Our Atlanta body contouring surgeon, Dr. Killingsworth, has extensive experience in performing post-bariatric plastic surgery. After meeting with you to discuss your goals and concerns, our team will create a customized treatment plan that will yield the best possible results. Learn more about plastic surgery options following bariatric weight loss surgery below:

Tummy Tuck:

Tummy tuck surgery can remove excess skin and fat that has accumulated in the midsection, providing patients with a more contoured appearance. Tummy tuck surgery can also address stretch marks and muscle separation which commonly occur during pregnancy or obesity and causes further laxity following rapid weight loss. Tummy tuck can be combined with liposuction to contour areas of excess fat and accentuate tummy tuck results.

Brazilian Butt Lift:

Following significant weight loss, patients are often left with a loss of volume in the buttocks. BBL surgery utilizes liposuction or lipo 360 to remove any stubborn, remaining fat pockets on the body and transfer them to the buttocks, allowing for a more shapely figure.

Arm Lift:

Arm lift surgery, otherwise known as brachioplasty, removes loose, sagging skin on the upper arms. This procedure can also remove fat deposits and address weakened tissues, Arm lift surgery reshapes the under-arm contours from the armpit to the elbow, eliminating the appearance of “bat wings.”

Thigh Lift:

Thigh lift surgery improves the overall appearance and shape of the thighs following significant weight loss. By removing excess skin and fat deposits, thigh lift surgery can allow patients struggling with excess skin and fat to exercise and move more freely. Thigh lift surgery can address the inner and outer thighs, as well as the hips.

Breast Lift:

After losing a substantial amount of weight, some patients may experience excessive sagging in their breasts. Breast lift surgery can re-position the breasts higher on the chest to provide a more youthful-looking appearance. Breast lift surgery can enhance the appearance of the breasts and eliminate any skin irritation that may be occurring.


What Can I Expect During Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery?

During post-bariatric plastic surgery, general anesthesia will be administered to ensure patients remain comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team may decide to perform the entire procedure at once, or throughout multiple surgeries. Based on the treatment areas and the goals of the patient, procedure times will vary.

At Astra Plastic Surgery, we make an effort to hide incisions in inconspicuous areas on the body. This way, patients will experience less-noticeable scarring and get to fully enjoy the results of their procedure. During the procedure, excess skin and fat will be removed from the treatment areas and the skin will be tightened.

What Can I Expect After Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery?

Following post-bariatric plastic surgery in Atlanta, the recovery can be extensive. Depending on how many areas were treated, some patients may need to stay overnight for monitoring. Before being sent home, our plastic surgeons will provide you with detailed recovery instructions and medication to ease any discomfort and prevent infection. Some of the most common side effects following post-bariatric plastic surgery are tenderness, swelling, bruising, tingling, and pain. However, these will subside as the body continues to heal.

After being sent home, it is important that patients follow all post-operative instructions with care. By doing so, patients can minimize their recovery time and maximize their results. A full recovery following post-bariatric surgery can sometimes take months, so it is important that patients listen to their bodies and allow themselves proper time to heal.

What Results Can I Expect From Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery?

The results of post-bariatric surgery are long-lasting and can be lifechanging. However, it is important that patients maintain a steady weight to reap all the benefits. Although the scars are permanent, there are methods to decrease their appearance. Although some results can be seen immediately, some cases can take up to two years to notice the full results.

How Much Does Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery Cost In Atlanta?

Post-bariatric plastic surgery at Astra Plastic Surgery can remove extra skin caused by significant weight loss and provide patients with more defined body contours. Post-bariatric plastic surgery is tailored to each patient, so the cost varies. You receive a complete cost after your consultation, and we accept payment by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing options.

Post Bariatric Surgery Atlanta Georgia
Atlanta Georgia Post Bariatric Surgery

How Do I Learn More About
Post-Bariatric Surgery In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss post-bariatric plastic surgery in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

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Wanted For Yourself!

At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve transformative yet subtle results that accentuate your natural beauty. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your plastic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of your individual anatomy and goals to ensure the best possible outcomes.

Schedule a consultation today to learn how Astra Plastic Surgery can empower you to take control of your look.

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