Bariatric Patient’s Guide to Plastic Surgery


Guide to Plastic Surgery after Bariatric Surgery

For many, weight loss is quite a personal achievement. However, while doing so, such people are left behind with loose skin that tends to hang on from the body. The appearance of it can –lead to a reduction in their self-confidence, and the heavy folds might remind them of their former over weight self. In such a case, they can choose plastic surgery to remove all the extra skin. It improves the tissue shape in their arms, thighs, breasts, and buttocks. You can also get surgery on your face to remove buccal fat.

Types of Cosmetic Surgery

Before you get the surgery, you must know the different types of plastic surgery. For instance, you can undergo fat removal surgery to gain a slimmer body. It is the body contouring surgery or body lift. Others include tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, buttock augmentation, breast lifts, etc.

How Does Plastic Surgery Solve the Problem of Skin Recoil Due to Sudden Weight Loss?

Skin recoil depends on the amount of stretch. Even if skin recoil is excellent, the amount of stretch could ruin the skin’s ability to recoil. The likelihood of the skin ultimately shrinking back decreases with the severity of the stretch.

Therefore, weight loss increases the likelihood that you will require plastic surgery. If everything else is equal, a person who loses 600 pounds will have different skin than a person who loses 100 pounds. Reconstructive plastic surgery is much more likely for someone who loses 600 pounds.

Age is the second most important factor in skin recoil. Younger skin has more inherent ability to spring back because it is more elastic. On the other hand, “older” skin recoils less frequently. After losing 100 pounds, expecting your skin to shrink back wholly is unrealistic. It may have scars from the weight loss.

Correct skin “age” analysis is also tricky. Your biological age, or age, and factors that have accelerated your skin’s “age” determine your skin’s age. Medical research has focused a lot on these factors that accelerate skin ageing. These are minor factors compared to the amount of stretch and “age” of the skin. However, the “need” for reconstructive plastic surgery is for all the above, amongst which lies scar removal.

Body Contouring

Weight loss surgery is one of the most common medical procedures that improve the body’s appearance. It is a long-lasting procedure as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle. The surgeon cuts across the abdomen to remove the extra sagging skin.

They also tighten the butt, abdomen, waist, hips, and arms with the same procedure. You may have heard of liposuction, w famous procedure that removes excess body fat and improves the body’s shape. It gives the body a contour.

Tummy Tuck

A “tummy tuck” is a frequent procedure that doctors perform as a part of body lift surgery. A tummy tuck can help flatten the stomach when diet and exercises are ineffective. Although liposuction may be mandatory as part of a tummy tuck, it is not the same thing as a tummy tuck.

In a full tummy tuck, your surgeon will make a large cut that runs from your hipbone to your naval. After that, the surgeon can repair weak abdominal muscles by manipulating the skin, tissues, and muscles. Your surgeon will also slightly move your belly button to accommodate your new shape.

To remove excess skin from the upper abdomen, the surgeon may need to make a second cut in some cases. Scars will appear on your body but gradually fade over time. As a result, your abdomen will be firmer and flatter, enhancing your trimmer figure.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Whether or not you want to undergo a medical procedure from a plastic surgeon Dubai is your choice. “Reconstructive” plastic surgery is for your health and merely a way to improve it. So, if you need surgery to find relief and a permanent one from your obesity and weight woes, you are free to do so.

Many people, including you can choose surgery to lose weight. It is safe and positively impacts your health. In addition to reducing the weight of your body and its parts, like the knees and hips, weight loss can eliminate some forms of diabetes and high blood pressure.

The “need” for reconstructive plastic surgery might be the last thing you need to get rid of hanging skin and fat and finish your weight loss journey.

Removes Scars

Not just weight loss but plastic surgery being “reconstructive” can also eliminate spots, marks and scars. If you have scars that make you heavily conscious of being in public, you can opt for a scar removal surgery or procedure.

Plastic surgery enhances the appearance of certain body parts and can “repair” damaged body parts and congenital disabilities.


Since these surgery procedures tend to be a little risky, it is best to seek the help of plastic surgery experts and doctors to receive a diagnosis. Dr. Abdulsalam Al Taie is a highly experienced consultant in the UAE who specializes in complex cases of plastic and bariatric surgery, including those referred from both inside and outside the country. To know more you can contact us at

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