How a Cosmetic Surgeon Can Enhance Results from Bariatric Surgery

shirtless healthy athletic man is standing against light backgroundEven with a healthy diet and dedication to regular exercise and activity, it can be difficult to remove stubborn body fat and achieve a goal of target body weight. While many treatment options can help reduce body fat from the outside, using radio frequency or thermal energy, or minimally invasive procedures like liposuction, this may not be enough to achieve the targeted weight.

In these cases where less-invasive procedures are not enough, bariatric surgery might be the best solution to achieving and keeping your targeted weight. Although these procedures are considered more invasive than other aesthetic options, they are proven safe and effective at helping reduce overall weight.

However, depending on the amount of body fat and weight removed or reduced, a significant amount of excess skin can remain. In these situations, a cosmetic surgeon can help by helping achieve aesthetic improvements to go along with the improvement in health and reduction in weight.

By performing procedures such as a breast lift, butt lift, and/or tummy tuck, or a combination, your plastic surgeon can help remove the excess skin and sculpt your body to match the new weight. Not only can this help provide long-lasting results from bariatric surgery, but it can also improve your confidence and help you keep healthy habits.

As with most surgical procedures, there will be a recovery and downtime after the procedure; you will be able to see the results nearly right away. There will likely be some swelling and bruising as the area heals. Over the first several months after the procedure, the tissue and skin will settle and heal into the final position.

If you are planning on bariatric surgery and want to avoid excess or flabby skin, schedule a consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eric Schaffer to discuss options for aesthetic completion of the weight loss. Call the office in San Antonio, TX, at 210-227-3223 or visit to schedule an appointment today.

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