Surgery After Massive Weight Loss (Post-bariatric Surgery)

There has been an increasing demand for post-weight loss/post-bariatric surgery in the North West and Liverpool recently.

Massive weight loss, either as a result of diet and exercise or after bariatric surgery, can leave the person with folds of excess skin. These folds of skin can be a cause of both social and functional problems for the patient. Hygiene difficulties, skin irritation and breakdown due to sweating, and difficulty finding suitable clothing are all frequently reported by patients after weight loss surgery (such as gastric band and gastric bypass surgeries).
Surgical removal of this excess skin may involve one or more of the following procedures:

  • Arm lift
  • Upper body lift
  • Lower body lift
  • Thigh lift
  • Buttock lift
  • These procedures are significant surgical undertakings and require both careful assessment of the patient (physically and psychologically) prior to surgery, as well high quality post-operative care after surgery.
    A massive weight loss patient should have maintained his or her new weight for at least one year or more before considering corrective surgery for the excess skin. Assessments include physical and psychological evaluation to ensure a positive outcome for the patient.

    Key Information

    Duration of Surgery2-5 hours
    Hospital Stay1-3 days
    Recovery Period (approx)2- 6 weeks

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