We Asked Hakan Ocsel MD: "How to Prepare for Post Bariatric Surgery After Weight Loss?"
The biggest problem of those who lose a large amount of weight with diet or exercise or weight loss surgery such as sleeve gastrectomy is skin sagging.
This significant amount of weight loss can often cause unwanted skin sagging in various parts of the body, including the abdomen, arms, breasts, inner thighs and buttocks.
We asked Plastic Surgeon Hakan Ocsel MD about lifting surgeries after weight loss and how to prepare for these operations:
“Your weight loss can leave you with extremely loose, saggy skin. In post-bariatric surgery, we can touch many body areas in post-skin lifting surgeries.
Surgeries such as tummy tuck in the lower body, butt lift, thigh lift and upper body arm lift, breast lift, face lift are among the most frequently performed surgeries.
In the operation we call 360 body lift, you can think of it as a full round of tummy tuck, stretching the back and buttocks, removing the excess skin from the body and increasing the butt volume.
These options can be increased and can be planned in line with the patient's body shaping goals. I believe that those who are considering plastic surgery after sleeve gastrectomy should first make some preparations. For example;
Make Sure You Are At Your Target Weight
Those who want to have skin surgery after sleeve gastrectomy should first reach their target weight and stay at this weight for at least 1 year.
Because gaining or losing weight again after a sagging operation can disrupt the contours we provide and affect the tremendous results you get.
I'm talking about a higher rate of weight gain or yield, not 4-5 kilos gain or weight loss I'm talking about here.
Get Healthy Habits
The recovery process after body contouring surgery requires care as so much skin is removed.
Although this varies from patient to patient, it should be understood that in order to accelerate the recovery period, it is necessary to switch to a healthy lifestyle, especially before the operation, and that smoking should not be avoided.
Avoiding alcohol and quitting smoking can do wonders for you during your recovery phase.
Give Your Attention To The Outcome
Prepare yourself psychologically before post bariatric surgery and focus on the days when you will recover as soon as possible.
Think of a sea vacation that you will do without skin sagging, days at peace with your body and your self-confidence. I am of the opinion that the results and recovery period of every surgery performed in a good mood are also good.
Finally, I would like to talk about a recent study. In the research, it is understood that the tendency of the patients who had plastic surgery after bariatric surgery to gain weight decreased compared to before, they eat much healthier to protect the body they have and they put exercise into their lives.
It's true that cosmetic surgery boosts self-confidence, but this new study shows that this is even more so when it comes to weight loss and then skin sagging operations.
Their bodies inspire these patients to continue working towards a healthy and sustainable body weight.”
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Written on 10/11/2020
Last Update: 29/08/2022