At Arch Bariatrics, we view weight loss surgery as an effective way to improve your health through weight loss.

Cosmetic improvements are not the main intention of the surgery but a side effect that many of our patients like!

Not all patients will need plastic surgery after weight loss surgery. While exercise can help tone muscles, unfortunately in some cases, no amount of exercise will get rid of sagging or excessive hanging skin caused by major weight loss.

If you find that you have excessive sagging or hanging skin around the abdomen after weight loss you may be a good candidate for panniculectomy. During a panniculectomy, surgeons will remove excess skin in your abdominal area, called the pannus, which causes an apron-like overhang.

Whereas a panniculectomy removes just excess skin around your middle section, a tummy tuck removes excess skin and also involves tightening of the abdominal muscles under the skin in most cases. If you are concerned about having a firmer, smoother stomach after weight loss, a tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) is more likely to give you the results you desire.

Body contouring after major weight loss removes excess skin and fat and improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue in areas such as Upper arms, Breasts, Buttocks, groin and thighs. The result is a more normal appearance to the body, with smoother contours.

Panniculectomy, tummy tuck and body contouring are not substitutes for weight loss or exercise. Patients who’ve lost weight should be at least 12-18 months post-op and have reached their goal weight prior to having cosmetic procedures and skin removal.

Arch Bariatrics LLC before and after weight-loss surgery
Arch Bariatrics LLC before and after weight loss surgery
Arch Bariatrics LLC before and after weight loss surgery

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