Bariatric Weight Loss Skin Removal Surgery

Skin removal surgery following Bariatric weight-loss surgery can produce beautiful results for men looking to eliminate loose skin. Bariatric weight-loss surgery is a term that collectively describes various weight-loss procedures, including gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. In these treatments, surgical changes are made to your digestive system to help patients lose weight. Bariatric surgical procedures can cause weight loss in several ways, be it by limiting the stomach’s capacity, causing malabsorption of nutrients, causing hormonal changes to the digestive system, or a combination of these factors. Bariatric surgery is typically done when men have severe obesity, and it has become potentially life-threatening, and other attempts at weight loss have failed.

How Is Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery Performed?

As bariatric surgery is an umbrella term, these weight-loss procedures are used in multiple ways. The most common among these is the Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass. During this procedure, the stomach is divided into two “pouches,” one smaller than the other, and the small intestine is reconnected to this smaller portion. The procedure functionally shrinks the size of the stomach, causing food to bypass most of the stomach. This redirection of digestion promotes a significant reduction in appetite, in addition to causing changes in gut hormones. Another standard bariatric procedure is the Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy (often called “the sleeve”), which involves the removal of approximately 80% of the stomach.

There are a variety of other bariatric procedures that can be performed. You will discuss the appropriate method during your initial consultation with Dr. Steinbrech.

Preparation For Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery

Bariatric weight loss surgeries are typically in-patient procedures that may require some days of recovery in the hospital. Planning for any help you need around the house in the weeks following the surgery is essential. A specific physical exercise program may be prescribed in the weeks leading up to surgery, and candidates will need to cease the use of tobacco products. Preparation may include restrictions on particular food, drink, and medication. Always follow the instructions provided by your doctor in the lead-up to any surgical procedure to ensure the best outcomes.

Bariatric Weight loss loose skin removal surgery

Who Is a Good Candidate For Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery?

Bariatric weight loss surgery is meant for men with severe obesity and those with specific life-threatening health issues. For you to qualify for bariatric surgery, particular medical prerequisites may need to be met. Medical screenings and consultations with Dr. Steinbrech will determine whether you are eligible for bariatric surgery and which surgery is the best option.

Bariatric surgeries are not long-term solutions when permanent lifestyle changes are not implemented. In the aftermath of bariatric surgery, maintaining a proper diet and exercise regimen is essential for maintaining a healthy weight, so patients should be prepared to make permanent changes to their behavior.

Bariatric Loose Skin Surgery Is a Good Option If You:

  • Have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 40 or higher
  • Your BMI is between 35 and 39.9 with the presence of certain health conditions (including heart disease, sleep apnea, diabetes or high blood pressure).
  • Are prepared to make lasting lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy weight

What Can I Expect From Bariatric Recovery?

The specifics of your bariatric recovery depend largely on individual circumstances. Of course, different procedures require different recovery times and methods. Nowadays, most bariatric surgeries are performed laparoscopically, which means surgery is completed with a tiny camera attached to a small tube. This prevents the surgeon from making large, open incisions and reduces recovery time. Nevertheless, most patients remain in the hospital for two to three days. Normal activities can generally be resumed within five weeks.

Schedule a Consultation For Bariatric Surgery Today

To learn more about bariatric treatment options, please get in touch with Dr. Douglas Steinbrech and schedule your consultation today. Dr. Steinbrech and his staff look forward to meeting you and discussing your weight-loss goals.

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