Reconstructive surgery after massive weight loss


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Currently, obesity is a worrying epidemic, but fortunately there are also new ways to help lose large amounts of weight in people who meet certain conditions.

But after bariatric surgery, gastric bypass or the loss of many kilos just by diet, it happens that there are large amounts of skin and tissues that “excess” because they are unable to retract so elastic, so the Cosmetic surgery is proposing to remove these flaps and give the body a more line with the new weight, with a surgery after weight loss or body lift.

 
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It is not just a cosmetic issue, but also that these flaps bring health problems, like trouble to move, dressing, sports and the propensity for the occurrence of eczema and fungal infections because it is difficult to dry the moisture from the folds skin. A detail is no less self-esteem of the person affected, since it is not pleasant appearance of large amounts of skin hanging from his arms, abdomen and thighs mostly.

Restorative surgeries after weight loss have the purpose of removing excess skin and other tissues. Indeed, in some patients it is done when there are still kilos to lose but lots of skin prevents exercise, work, or sanitized as normal. In these cases, you may make two or more procedures, as the patient continues to lose weight.

In this readjustment of the body contour, there are several procedures simultaneously. Sometimes performed together in a single surgery, and sometimes they are divided into several interventions.

The most common is the tummy tuck, which removes the tissue from the womb. A cut is made, the surplus is removed, the navel is removed and re-suturing the skin at the pubic bone, repositioning the navel instead.

The brachioplasty is the correction in the arms, the idea is to position the scar less visible in the arm, but it looks inevitable, despite which many patients feel better by removing the “bat wings” of excess skin.

The autograft is breast surgery which is performed a breast lift or mastopexy, pleated bust filling out the fatty tissue and excess. In the case of men, removes the excess of the chest, placing the scar in the natural crease and repositioning the nipple if necessary.

The thighs and buttocks are also an area of ​​excess skin, what is done is to place the scar on the inside of the thighs, and in the case of the buttocks, the skin is raised up as if it will fit trousers.

Of course this is major surgery with risks diverse as the use of general anesthesia, and already, the infection. The demand recovery a few days of rest, causes inflammation and pain in the hours following the procedure, be careful sutures. And there is always the risk of keloid scarring, but can reduce some postoperative care.

However, if the patient is content ultimately will enjoy many benefits for your life, and who have undergone these procedures generally have a high level of satisfaction. However, it is important to find a specialist status and who is experienced in these procedures to minimize risks. It is he who will assess whether the patient is a good candidate for this type of restorative surgery.

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