How to Get Back Your Skin After Gastric Bypass Surgery
- Posted on: Mar 30 2017
If you have spent most of your adult life overweight you know just how physically and emotionally draining it can be. Luckily with procedures like gastric bypass surgery, patients can quickly and healthily lose weight. However, as a part of gastric bypass surgery that usually isn’t discussed, excess skin can leave patients feeling less excited about their skinny body and more self-conscious about all of their excess skin. If you have recently lost a lot of weight but have a lot of excess skin that you can’t get rid of, consider getting a lift from Dr. York Yates. From a tummy tuck to an arm lift, this article will discuss a few procedures that you can get to help restore your skin. Read on to learn more.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is designed to help patients get rid of excess skin around their abdomen. Specifically, patients who have either recently lost a lot of weight due to pregnancy or surgery like gastric bypass surgery. During this procedure, an incision will be made around the underwear line and below your hips. Once the incision has been made, Dr. York Yates will then surgically lift and remove excess skin to give your stomach a more taut appearance.
Another region of your body that loses elasticity after massive weight loss is your arms. And although over time your skin will naturally tighten itself a little, sometimes you need the help of surgery to do so. During an arm lift or Brachioplasty, the excess skin on the lower part of your arms will be removed to show off your leaner figure, so you can literally wave goodbye to your arm fat.
Losing weight via a surgical procedure like gastric bypass surgery can make you feel like you hit the physical jackpot. However, many patients who lose weight quickly, often suffer from an excess amount of skin. Luckily, through some surgical treatments, Dr. York Yates can help your skin to return to its normal, tighter self.
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