Obesity is defined as overweight or accumulation of excess body fat to an extent that can be considered to be a health problem. It is the primary one of today’s most important health problems. With the increase in obesity, surgical interventions have come to the forefront as a solution in people with obesity that cannot be treated with diet, exercise and lifestyle changes, and that begins to create a serious health problem. Obesity surgery (also known as bariatric surgery) is considered as an effective solution for those whose body mass index is over 40 (morbidly obese) or 35 (severely obese), and who has also a metabolic disease. Obesity treatment requires a multidisciplinary team. With such teams composed of general surgeons, dieticians, endocrinologists, psychiatrists, sports trainers and plastic surgeons, permanent results are achieved, and people can adapt to their normal lives in a short time.
For morbid obese people, the need for aesthetic and plastic surgeons arises after the completion their weight loss process. For the performance of the aesthetic surgical procedures, it is important to ensure that the patient has achieved the targeted weight and can maintain it for a period of at least 6 months after the obesity treatment. Sags occur in various parts of the bodies of people who have experienced too much weight loss in this process. Various surgical operations are performed to correct the resultant deformities in the body of the patient. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), arm lift, and leg lift are the most commonly needed ones among these operations. If patients who have an aesthetic surgery before the completion of their weight loss process continue to lose weight after the lifting operations, sags will develop again, and a second operation will be needed. Patients should not act hasty in terms of timing, and should take the decision in consultation the surgeon.
If there are excessive amounts of weight loss-related sags in more than one region, the lifting process should be carried out in the order to be determined by your plastic surgeon. The sagging skin that impairs the quality of life of people can be corrected with multiple operations. Doing these operations in multiple sessions are technically important to prevent possible complications and achieve the best result.
• Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
• Arm Lift and Leg Lift
• Body contouring
Sags in the breast tissue are observed in almost all post bariatric patients.. This condition has adverse psychosocial effects on male patients. Losses and sags are also observed in the breast tissue, in consequence of fat loss. Many patients prefer an operation combined with a breast lift (with or without breast implants) surgery. In this process, an implant suitable for your new body structure should be selected by your aesthetic surgeon, considering also your desires.
• Breast Lift
• Breast Augmentation
The hospitalization periods varies depending on the type of such operations. The patient will be instructed to stand up and walk the same day, and will be discharged within 1 to 2 days on average. After the lifting procedure, the patient needs to wear a corset. Similarly, breast lift and breast augmentation procedures involve bra use for a period of 2 weeks. It should be remembered that patients should stick to their diet after the operation. If the patient adapts the lifestyle changes to his/her life for achieving the healthy and ideal body that he/she wants, the results of such operations as well as their sustainability will be favorably affected.