Post Bariatric Surgery aims to treat the results of a considerable loss of weight, usually related to a previous bariatric surgical procedure (such as gastric by pass, sleeve procedure, adjustable gastric band).
The excess of fat and sagging skin are a disabling condition, an obstacle in the everyday life and in social life. Post Bariatric Surgery (PBS) addresses the excess of adipose tissue and sagging skin in the following sites:
- Arms. Arm lift or Brachioplasty is able to effectively treat this defect, often aesthetically and socially disabling. See also Brachioplasty.
- Abdomen. This condition produces intertrigo of the folds (skin maceration), difficulty in personal hygiene and limitation in the everyday life.Tummy tuck procedure or abdominoplasty is a procedure that reduces the subcutaneous tissue, corrects the sagging skin and eventually repairs the diastasis of the rectus muscles). See also Abdominoplasty.
- Groin. An excess of skin and subcutaneous tissue in this anatomical site leads to a severe impairment in walking, sports and sexual activity. This condition also produces skin maceration in the folds (intertrigo). Internal thigh lift specifically addresses this problem, reducing the adipose layer, removing cutaneous sagging, restoring cutaneous tightness and restoring a normal silhouette. See also Thigh lift.
Surgery is indicated when the patient has a normal weight, the weight is stable at least from 12 months.
This surgery is performed preferably in the cold season, due to the extensive scars, localized in most cases in the cutaneous folds. This precaution avoids sweating, reduces wound secretions and the risk of wound infection.
You will find a detailed description of each surgery in the specific section.