Post-Bariatric Surgery

Draws the curves…

Obesity has been a growing phenomenon, especially in the past twenty years.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it is the epidemic of the century.

Obesity has multiple effects (cardiac, renal, hormonal effects ...) that require tailored multidisciplinary medical care to "cure" it.

The plastic surgeon only intervenes after weight loss, and when the Body Mass Index (BMI) is less than 30 kg/m2. The formula to calculate your BMI is weight / height2.

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Tissues are then drooping and the patient has a net surplus of skin, like a bag emptied of its contents.

The aim of plastic surgery is to reshape your body, removing skin excess and residual fat.

Traditionally concerned areas are:

  • The breasts: are very drooping and often restricted to excess of skin. This breast ptosis will be corrected by a breast lift (or a mammopexy) with or without the use of breast implants. In some cases, after the breast lift, a volume of gland and/or mammary fat persists, requiring a breast reduction.
  • The abdomen and buttocks: the excess of skin, associated or not with excess of fat, is often circular around the waist, requiring a body lift.
  • The arms: the skin excess located on the inside of the arm, often accompanied by a residual fat excess, will be corrected by an arm lift or brachioplasty.
  • The thighs: a thigh lift or crural lifting is appropriate to tighten the sagging skin inside the thighs. This sagging is caused by thinness of the skin in this area, often accompanied by fat excess.
  • The face: a cervicofacial lift corrects a major release of facial tissue.