After dramatic weight loss, some patients may notice the appearance of sagging or excess skin. Fortunately, those cosmetic issues don't have to get in the way of enjoying a healthy new body. Slimband offers a number of surgical procedures to address these issues and the first step in this process is to schedule a plastic surgery consultation with us. Don't be intimidated by this initial meeting; instead, consider it the final step of your weight loss journey.
During your consultation, an individualized surgical plan will be developed to suit your requirements. If more than one site needs attention, a rational surgical approach is to combine synergistic procedures to limit the number of operative sessions you may need.
Try not to focus on the stigmas associated with cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery after significant weight loss differs from cosmetic surgery procedures like liposuction or breast augmentation. After a gastric banding or gastric banding weight loss program, patients have simply developed a healthier body and conquered their obesity. Unwanted, excess skin is a natural side effect of that healthy change. The good news is that not everyone using a gastric band to lose weight has a problem with excess, sagging skin. The weight loss that follows gastric band surgery is gradual, which means that, depending on factors such as age, sun exposure, and genetics, your skin may have enough elasticity to return to normal. If you do decide to undergo plastic surgery, you should only do so after you've been at a stable weight for a few months.
The decision to undergo surgery shouldn't be made lightly. While laparoscopic banding scars tend to be tiny and recovery time relatively short, cosmetic surgery scars may be more prominent and recovery time more lengthy. Those looking for quick and easy changes are not candidates for plastic surgery. Candidates for any type of cosmetic surgery must be willing to commit to proper aftercare and follow-up appointments as the body heals. Fortunately, the eventual results of cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin are often seamless, with scars artfully hidden by the natural shapes of the body.
Surgical procedures offered by Body by Slimband can generally be paid for with cash, money orders, cheques, or by credit card. Alternately, patients may apply to finance the surgery. A monthly payment plan is often the most feasible, comfortable option for patients considering cosmetic surgery after surgical weight loss.
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Brachioplasty (upper arms)
- Breast lift (mastopexy) or augmentation (implantation)
- Buttock/thigh lift
Each of these surgeries can take between two and a half to three hours and are performed at the Prince Arthur Medical Clinic in Yorkville, Toronto. The goal throughout will be to ensure a comprehensive surgical program for all weight loss patients who each have unique preferences and needs. After achieving your weight loss goal and optimizing your health, plastic surgery is often the final step in achieving the exact size and shape that you desire.