Post Bariatric Surgery
Weight loss surgery, also called bariatric or metabolic surgery, is sometimes used as a treatment for people who are very obese. It’s a major operation and in most cases should only be considered after trying to lose weight through a healthy diet and exercise.
Life after weight loss surgery
Body contouring following massive weight loss are procedures performed by plastic surgeons to eliminate and/ or reduce excess post bariatric surgery.
Body contouring improves the shape and tone of underlying tissue and removes excess sagging fat and skin, resulting in smoother body contours and a normal appearance.
Skin laxity and rejuvenation
Skin laxity is part of the ageing process regardless of our lifestyle. For skin to be tight it needs collagen and elastin which are the two components of the deep layer of the skin called the dermis. Elastin and collagen are found just above the fat layer. As we age we begin to lose these components resulting in loose sagging skin and over the years our skin is exposed to high levels of free radicals (caused by pollutants, smoking , industrial chemicals, ozone ) which is damaging to the skin.
A surgical lift such as a facelift or eyelid surgery that Mr Ferrando will perform will give you the most dramatic results although there are non surgical options available too like non invasive skin tightening procedures such as radio frequency, laser treatment or high intensity ultrasound . However if you have a lot of sagging skin these types of skin tightening treatments will not be helpful.
Skin rejuvenation as opposed to just skin tightening can also be achieved by the following non surgical procedures.
- Botolinum toxin injections
- Chemical peels
- Laser treatments
Your consultation for plastic surgery with Mr Ferrando is an important step in the process of considering and undergoing cosmetic or reconstructive procedures.
This initial meeting allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure. It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have. You will look at the “before and after” images of previous patients and get further information you need to make a decision.
Mr Ferrando will review your medical history and conduct a physical exam. He will then discuss all options suitable for you and explain each stage of the procedure or treatment. The exact procedure depends on the anatomy of the patient.
Our team believes that a well-informed, comfortable patient is one of the most important elements of the process. Whether you move forward with surgery or simply learn more, Dr Ferrando is looking forward to meeting you!
Risks and Side Effects
All surgeries carry certain risks and even though they are rare you should be aware of them before making your decision. Mr Ferrando will talk you through any possible risks and side effects at his consultations as they will vary depending on the patient’s anatomy, age, physical condition and lifestyle.
During his procedures and treatments, he does everything possible to minimise the risk of complications by practicing a meticulously detailed approach and applying his world-class training background.
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This initial contact allows the patient and surgeon to discuss goals, expectations, and potential outcomes, as well as evaluate the patient’s eligibility for the desired procedure.
It will be an opportunity to ask questions or clarify any concerns that you may have and get further information you need to make a decision.