2018-01-12

5 cosmetic procedures to have after weight loss surgery

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If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, it’s something to celebrate!

Whether you’ve opted for a gastric band, sleeve or bypass, you will have noticed some good changes since having weight loss surgery. Not only will you feel healthier with an improved quality of life, but you will be doing more of the things you enjoy with a great big smile on your face.

Weight loss surgery lowers the risk of obesity related diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart problems, and in some cases, taking that step can save a life. Now that you can celebrate a healthier you, you may be looking to nip and tuck the loose skin that is left behind.

Tummy tuck

Skin doesn’t magically ping back into place after surgery, but there are options available to reduce and eliminate excess skin. Primarily tummy tuck surgery, also called abdominoplasty, is designed to remove drooping skin and fat deposits to help tighten the stomach area. If weight loss has left you with sagging skin in the stomach area, or `tummy bulges` that are resistant to diet and exercise, tummy tuck surgery could be an option for you. Not only can a tummy tuck lower the risk of infection and chafing, but it can help to reshape your abdomen to give you a flatter, smoother profile.

Am I suitable?

If you have loose, excess skin and your BMI is under 34, you can enquire about a tummy tuck.

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Breast implants & uplift

Breasts are made up of fatty tissues, so it’s normal that they reduce in size with rigorous exercise, dieting and weight loss. If your breasts are lacking volume or shape since losing weight, then a breast enlargement & uplift can help to restore your body’s proportion, giving you back your pre-weight gain curves. While breast implants can make the breasts look larger, rounder, or more symmetrical- an uplift (or mastopexy) can prevent sagging.  A boob job can be done without uplift, so it’s always best to ask whether you’ll need one or not.

Am I suitable?

If you have flat, empty breasts and your BMI is under 35, you can enquire about Breast implants and uplift surgery.

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Face & neck lift

When you lose a considerable amount of weight, you notice it a lot in the face. Some patients experience loose skin after undergoing bariatric surgery; this can have an ageing effect. Loose skin around the face and neck is entirely normal, and in fact a face lift is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic procedures after weight loss. This procedure can help to tighten the skin on your face, jowls and neck, giving you a renewed and youthful appearance.

Am I suitable?

If you have loose facial or neck skin and your BMI is under 35, you can enquire about  face and neck lift surgery.

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Liposuction

Following a balanced diet and exercising regularly will help maintain your post-surgery weight; however you may have stubborn areas of fat that won’t budge. Liposuction, also called lipo, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for patients who are looking for fat loss from targeted areas of the face and body, including your tummy, bum, and thighs. Liposuction is not a weight loss procedure, so the results will be more visible in the mirror than on the scales. Some cosmetic surgery providers offer vaser liposuction too- which is a less invasive version of traditional liposuction.

Am I suitable?

If you have stubborn areas of fat and your BMI is under 35, you can enquire about liposuction.

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Body lift & contour

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight and you have excess skin above or below the waistline, you could look into body lift surgery. Body lift surgery, also called body contouring, helps to restore the curves and shapes of the body. At The Hospital Group we can offer a bespoke surgical package that may combine procedures such as a tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift, buttock lift and breast uplift. One of the leading cosmetic surgeons we work with can advise on a bespoke body lift surgery package that is suitable for the result you want to achieve.

If you have excess skin above or below the waistline and your BMI is under 35, you can enquire about body lift and countering.

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At The Hospital Group

At The Hospital Group, we’ve not only helped our patients lose tonnes of weight over the years, we’ve also helped them refine their face and body shape with the help of our skilled surgeons. Cosmetic surgery with The Hospital Group could be the next stage of your journey to a new you. Get in touch and take the next step today.

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