Congratulations! You’ve eliminated the excess weight and you’re a step closer to the new body you were dreaming of. However, sagging skin is keeping you from reaching your ultimate goal. Thanks to advances in modern medicine and cosmetic surgery, post bariatric surgery offers a way to tighten and tone after a dramatic weight loss.
What is Post Bariatric Surgery?
Popular among mommy makeover audiences, post bariatric surgery is composed of a combination of a breast lift, liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast augmentation.
The goal of post bariatric surgery is to restore proportions by removing the sagging skin from the face, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttock, and thighs. It eliminates loose skin, overhanging skin that might cause chafing, rashes and infections, and improves self-esteem.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Post bariatric surgery is ideal for those who have sagging skin from top down, including areas of the face, neck, breasts, abdomen, back and thighs after weight loss. Other factors to consider include:
- Stable weight for at least six months
- Overall good health without chronic medical conditions
- A healthy diet
- Realistic expectations for results
How to Maintain Results to Keep Your Body Toned
Adhere to Postoperative Instructions. Postoperative care is essential in recovery and maintenance of any cosmetic procedure. Adhere to the treatment and recovery care provided by your surgeon. Don’t under or over exercise to what is instructed, and consult with your surgeon for follow ups as needed.
Eat Regular, Small Meals. Consider eating small meals throughout the day. Not only will this keep your metabolism functioning effectively, it will fuel your body with whole nutrition. Don’t skip meals, especially breakfast. If you’re not feeling hungry, have a small, healthy snack such as carrot sticks or even just a glass of water or cup of tea.
Healthy Foods & Diet. Stay lean and fit with a well-balanced diet full of nutritious, whole foods. Choose lean proteins –chicken, turkey, fish and whole grain proteins like brown rice and quinoa. Include servings of vegetables and/or fruits in each meal. Avoid processed, high-sugar content or carb-heavy foods that are full of empty calories and artificial ingredients. If you need help with your nutrition, consult a qualified dietician who can give you more ideas and create customized meal plans.
Hydrate & Drink Your Water. Water is basic but fundamentally important in all bodily functions. Allow your body to work properly and more efficiently by properly staying hydrated. Stay hydrated and keep your appetite at bay, fend off pounds and keep your skin hydrated and glowing.
Exercise. To keep your body fit and toned after Post bariatric surgery, regular exercise will keep you healthy and decrease recovery time. Exercise activities include running, weight lifting, swimming, aerobics, cycling, yoga, outdoor activities such as hiking.
Just 30-40 minutes of cardiovascular exercise each day will help to maintain your results but also maintain your appetite and even help you sleep better at night. And to maximize results and lead the way, be proactive and find an activity that you enjoy and exercise regularly before the procedure.
Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills
The best surgeons take the time to listen to your goals based on your initial consultation. Our surgeons will work together with you to discuss expectations, techniques and which procedures best suits your body composition.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kapoor today, one of the premier innovators of plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, and join our many satisfied patients. We will discuss and review your options to find the perfect fit for you and your desired results.