What is post-bariatric surgery?
Bariatric surgery is the name given to a series of surgeries related to gastro-intestinal tract, that helps patients lose weight. It is performed by general surgeons to patients who cannot lose enough weight with diet and exercise but have a good body condition. Post-bariatric surgery includes all operations with the purpose of correcting skin deformities and sagging in patients who were able to lose sufficient weight following the bariatric surgery.
Who is a candidate for the surgery?
Post-bariatric surgical procedures are major surgical operations that are often recommended to be performed in more than one session. Patients who lost sufficient weight should maintain their current ideal weight for at least six months before surgery, and their overall body condition should be good enough to handle these surgeries.
How is the procedure performed?
Depending on the needs of the patients, neck lift, breast lift, augmentation or reduction, arm lift, tummy tuck, back lift, butt lift and thigh lift can be performed alone or combined.
Depending on the size of the operation performed, patients might have to stay in hospital for 1-2 days. Again, depending on the operation, it might take one week for patients to return to their daily lives. Compression garments and bandages can be used for 3-6 weeks. Patients may start heavy exercises after 1-3 months.