Bariatric Weight Loss Skin Removal Surgery

Bariatric Weight Loss Skin Removal Surgery in Los Angeles

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Plastic surgery after a dramatic weight loss removes excess skin and fat left behind after a bariatric weight loss. Dr. Douglas Steinbrech specializes bariatric weight loss skin removal surgery for his male patients in Los Angeles. Dr. Steinbrech’s goal with this type of plastic surgery is to restore the patient’s attractive body proportions by removing the sagging  and loose skin around the upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks and thighs that improves the appearance of the skin and body contour. Many male patients in Los Angeles choose bariatric plastic surgery after weight loss more for medical reasons as much as or more than for aesthetic reasons.

Interested in learning more about excess skin removal after bariatric weight loss in Los Angeles? Please contact our office or call to speak to a Patient Advisor at 310-570-2402.

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When to Consider Plastic Surgery after Bariatric Weight Loss

  • If you have experienced wariatric weight loss from bariatric surgery or diet and exercise.
  • If you have sagging skin in multiple areas, including the face and neck, breasts, arms, abdomen, back and thighs.
  • If your weight has stabilized following bariatric surgery or diet and exercise. This may be 18 months or more after your weight loss.

Benefits 

Here are some of the benefits of the bariatric weight loss skin surgery:

  • Gets rid of loose skin so you can fit into your clothes better.
  • Gets rid of overhanging skin that might be causing painful chafing, rashes and infections.
  • Improves your self-esteem

Procedure

Although bariatric weight loss skin surgery leaves scars with the combination of other procedures, most patients find them to be an acceptable tradeoff for an improved appearance of their physique and skin. Dr. Steinbrech may perform multiple procedures below at the same time, while at other times, he may recommend a different approach based on the patient’s goals.

Panniculectomy

The pannus is the name for overhanging skin of the lower abdomen that typically occurs after major weight loss for male patients. A panniculectomy removes the hanging pannus skin from the lower abdomen below the belly button. Liposuction, lower body lift and tummy tuck are procedures related to panniculectomy and are often performed combining these procedures.

Lower Body Lift

Also known as the belt lipectomy, this procedure reshapes the abdomen, waist, hips, thighs and buttocks through an incision made around the circumference of the body. It is designed for those who have loose skin in the buttocks, back of the thighs, hips, side of the thighs, front of the thighs, inner thighs, abdomen and relatively thin layers of fat below the skin in these areas. Liposuction, abdominoplasty and panniculectomy are procedure usually performed with a lower body lift following after a bariatric weight loss.

Tummy Tuck

Also known as abdominoplasty, this procedure removes loose, excess skin and fat and tightens slack fascia, removing stretch marks and excess skin in the lower abdomen below the belly button area.

Liposuction

Liposuction can improve the contour of your flanks, hips, chest, thighs, neck, upper arms and knees. It is frequently used in conjunction with other plastic surgery procedures following dramatic weight loss.

Breast Lift

A breast lift for men, improves the appearance of sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples, and stretched areolas, to help improve the appearance of a bariatric weight loss and excess skin around the breast area.

While the incisions are strategically placed and the stitching techniques often perfected, even the best plastic surgeons leave scars after bariatric plastic surgery. Before moving forward it’s important to have a clear understanding of how the scars are likely to look after you’ve fully healed.

Selecting a surgeon

Dr. Steinbrech has extensive experience with plastic surgery for men in Los Angeles and has performed many successful bariatric weight loss skin removal surgeries. When choosing a surgeon for an excess skin removal after extreme weight loss, it’s important to choose your surgeon based on:

  • Education, training and certification
  • Experience with plastic surgery after dramatic weight loss
  • Your comfort level with him or her

Dr. Douglas Steinbrech is Board Certified surgeon and specializes in cosmetic procedures customized for men, including both surgical and non-surgical options in Los Angeles.

Consultation

During your initial consultation with Dr. Steinbrech in his Los Angeles office about bariatric weight loss skin removal surgery, you will have the opportunity to discuss what you want to achieve and what your expect from your final results after the procedure. Dr. Steinbrech will evaluate you as a candidate for plastic surgery after dramatic weight loss and clarify what procedures may benefit you the most.

Interested in learning more about excess skin removal after bariatric weight loss in Los Angeles? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Douglas Steinbrech today to discuss your goals. Please contact our office or call to speak to a Patient Advisor at 310-570-2402.