In bariatric surgery, many individuals are concerned with getting loose skin post surgery. The worry is natural for, during weight gain, the skin expands to accommodate the underlying fat and often loses elasticity. In a case of older individuals or people those who had the excessive weight for many years, the skin and underlying tissue do not naturally return to their original size. It might require surgical procedures.
Advantages of body lifts include improved skin quality, long-lasting results, smoother natural contours, and better control of results. Disadvantages of body lifts include more complex surgery (requiring more expertise), longer operating time, long scars, longer recovery after surgery, and increased cost.
Dr. Nandakishore Dukkipati, Chief Surgeon & Managing Director, LivLife Hospitals Pvt. Ltd believes that individuals below the age of 50 need not go for surgically tightening or contouring their skin after weight loss procedure. “The procedures vary from commonly performed procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), mastopexy (breast lift), inner thigh lifts, and Brachioplasty (arm lift) to the more complicated procedures such as high lateral tension abdominoplasties and lower body lifts,” said Dr. Dukkipati. “We would generally advise patients to try toning exercises before going for surgical procedures. Usually, yoga helps to tone your skin,” said Dr. Dukkipati