Post Weight Loss
Bariatric surgery is an effective solution for the obese, as it is the best way to lower the risk of dangerous health problems, which may include diabetes and heart disease. This procedure is a beneficial weight loss strategy for individuals who struggle with losing weight through diet and exercise.
Multiple Procedures To Help You
With multiple locations around Sacramento, Marin County, and San Francisco, Dr. Kimberly Henry is conveniently located for body contouring patients throughout Northern California.
- Body Lift
- Arm Lift
- Thigh and Buttock Lift
The total body lift typically includes arm, thigh, and buttock lift surgeries; each procedure offers a solution for a specific area of the body that stores excess skin and tissue after the bariatric operation. Liposuction is also commonly incorporated into a body lift in order to remove fat that has been resistant to weight loss methods. One of the major benefits of undergoing a total body lift, which entails multiple cosmetic surgery procedures, is the convenience. It does not require separate surgical appointments and recovery periods, which could potentially last over months or years. Rather, post-bariatric body contouring patients may anticipate one unified recovery period, allowing them to set their sights on the overall picture: soon being able to enjoy their beautiful new body shape.
For more information on the body lift and body contouring, please contact Dr. Henry’s practices in Greenbrae, Davis, and Petaluma.
No one wants to be left with undesirable and uncomfortable swinging folds of skin on the upper arms, especially after finally losing weight and becoming healthier. This excess skin and tissue can cause a person to experience image issues and a lowered self-esteem. Individuals who are unhappy with this problem can look forward to eventually wearing the clothes they want and feeling more confident in public; an upper arm lift is a great solution to provide them with leaner, slimmer arms.
Dr. Henry will begin the upper arm lift procedure by making an incision along the underside of the arm, a location where scarring will be barely visible. The appearance of the incision – the length and shape – varies from patient to patient, which is dependent on how much skin must be removed. Dr. Henry will then remove the unwanted, excess skin, tissue, and fat before repositioning the skin and closing the incision. The arm will then be bandaged for protection. Patients should expect some swelling in the arms for a few days after arm lift surgery. These individuals should be able to return to work and most other activities after about three weeks; however, full recovery may take up to several weeks.
Thigh and Buttock Lift
Commonly, the thighs and buttocks sag after a person experiences a significant weight loss due to loss of elasticity. This creates loose, sagging flaps of skin. Therefore, for firmer, better-defined thighs and buttocks, and an overall more aesthetically pleasing appearance, many of these patients opt for this type of body contouring, as it lifts and removes excess skin.
Dr. Henry always makes it a point to place the incisions as discreetly as possible in order for patients to have the ability to wear their desired fashion styles and bathing suits, without noticeable scarring. Depending on the individual, the location and size of the incision will vary. It is important to follow all of Dr. Henry’s post-operative instructions, as it may take several weeks to make a full recovery.
The body often stores fat and excess skin in the abdominal area, which can be particularly bothersome to post-weight loss people. Even though these individuals are now at a healthier size, they may still be left with an unpleasant appearance in their midsection.
Abdominoplasty is a commonly performed body lift procedure; Dr. Henry is able to sculpt a flatter, more toned abdomen by removing excess skin and fat with a tummy tuck. The stretched abdominal muscles are tightened in order to provide a more slender contour.
Incisions for abdominoplasty are also placed in inconspicuous places, hidden as discreetly as possible below the bathing suit line. The time it takes for most patients to be able to return to work and light exercise is usually one to two weeks; however, this may vary depending on how much skin is removed (the extent of the patient’s condition).
Generally, it takes several weeks for patients to fully heal from tummy tuck surgery. The recovery time may vary depending on how much skin is removed.
Contact Dr. Kimberly Henry Serving Sacramento and Marin County
For many bariatric surgery patients in the San Francisco Bay Area, the weight loss process seems incomplete without body contouring. A comprehensive body lift, incorporating arm lift and other procedures, available near Marin County and Sacramento from Dr. Kimberly Henry, may help patients achieve their goals. Contact Dr. Henry to schedule a consultation at one of her conveniently located plastic surgery offices.