Cosmetic Surgery Post WLS – Bariatric Edition

Let’s chat a bit about what happens after we lose 100 lbs. The goal in the beginning may be to lose weight and get healthy again and many bariatric clients achieve this goal and they are extremely happy with their appearance and then there are others who feel that their skin elasticity has changed a bit and things could be improved with cosmetic surgery.

Sometimes we have loose skin and sometimes we do not.  This is going to depend a lot on our skin, and our age and our genetics.  For those who have terrific skin and youth on their side, a lot of the times there is not any hanging skin and things take on a new shape very easily. 

There are patients who have undergone gastric sleeve, or similar procedures, and are left with loose skin around the stomach, buttocks, back, arms, or thighs. Rashes and sores can develop on loose skin that folds onto itself. In addition, the hanging skin creates an awkward shape that makes it hard for these patients to find clothes that fit properly. And then there’s the dangling arm skin. For all these reasons, bariatric patients often go on to have further, corrective surgeries.

For those who feel that they have the need or desire to have excess skin removed after major weight loss, we have a program that is set up just for them.  

Allow us to provide you with all the information you require. We are dedicated to helping you feel confident in your skin.  We understand your goals and vision.  We are here for you every step of the way.  Reach out  to us to request a complete price-list and detailed information for your cosmetic surgery journey.

About the Author: Sheri Burke is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Bariatric Surgery Coordinator at International Patient Facilitators in Tijuana and Cancun, Mexico. She has worked with bariatric surgery clients for over 10 years and especially enjoys providing nutritional guidance to pre and post bariatric clients.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two teens and cooking up a nutritional storm in the kitchen.