If you’ve undergone bariatric weight loss surgery, you may have lost a significant amount of weight. But, does your skin conform to your new body shape? Are you facing the problem of sagging abdominal skin? Do you have difficulty walking or fitting into clothes because of loose skin. Unfortunately, bariatric surgery alone isn’t enough to get the figure that you’ve always wanted. This is why; bariatric surgery is often coupled with post-bariatric body contouring procedures that are used to remove extra skin left after surgery, especially in the abdomen. Normally, body fat is distributed in a way that the abdomen has the most excess skin. Therefore, tightening and removing this extra skin is extremely important in order to be able to wear proportionally sized clothing as well as to avoid other problems, such as skin rashes. Armed with years of experience and unique qualifications, Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki performs abdominal skin tightening procedures and tummy tuck surgery to help his patients achieve their long-term weight loss goals.
What You Should Know About the ProcedureIf you are considering post-bariatric surgery abdominal tightening procedures, you should understand that there are three possible ways to surgically improve the appearance of your abdomen. After your bariatric surgery, you may choose to have the most popular abdominal skin tightening procedure i.e. tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) or you may opt for panniculectomy or belt lipectomy. Based on your overall health, your postoperative aesthetic goals and the amount of loose abdominal skin, Dr. Moeinolmolki will choose the most effective method of abdominal skin tightening for you.