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What is the definition or description of: post-bariatric body contouring?

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Dr. Jeremy White
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Tuck/Lift Skin: After massive weight loss, many patients have a large amount of excess skin on their arms, thighs, chest, back, and tummy. Body contouring attempts to remove this excess skin and lift / tighten it back into place. Sometimes this also involves liposuction and replacing volume with fat transfer in flattened areas, such as in the buttocks.
Dr. Janet Turkle
Plastic Surgery 35 years experience
Removal of excess sk: Post bariatric body contouring is devoted to removing excess skin that has formed as a result of massive weight loss. Body lift, mastopexy (breast lift), brachioplasty (arm lift), thigh lift and face lift are procedures commonly performed after the large weight loss to remove excess skin and improve the contour and appearance.
Dr. Shlomo Widder
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Skin laxity: Bariatric surgery is increases in popularity dramaticaly in the last decade. That is because patients lose very large amounts of weight and improve their health and mobility. However, the consequence of surgery is skin laxity of tummy, thighs, arms, breasts and at times face. Excision and tighening of skin helps with hygien , self esteem and self confidence.

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