If a patient has had a recent GASTRO SLEEVE procedure, how long should they wait until doing a Tummy Tuck and BBL?
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Body contouring after weight loss surgery
Josh Olson MD
TT- Post Bariatric Surgery
Tummy tuck after gastric bypass or lap band surgery
When patients have experienced extreme weight loss due to diet and exercise, #gastricbypass surgery, or #stomachstaplingor #lapband surgery, there will be excess body skin that needs removal. In order to correct this problem many patients will need a #TummyTuck surgery, #panniculectomy, or #abdominoplasty.This is becoming a highly requested procedure among patients who wish to rid themselves of excess skin and tighten muscle in their abdominal area. This procedure can be beneficial for women with loose skin and stretch marks following pregnancy, and patients who have undergone significant weight loss. in my opinion, you should lose excess weight to reach and maintain your optimal goal weight for 3-6 months prior to any of the above surgeries. You will achieve your best results following that plan. Speak with a licensed CS to be evaluated. Best Wishes to you!
Bariatric Surgery and Body Contouring
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The goal is to have you lose your weight from the bariatric procedure and then to remove the loose skin with plastic surgery. In order to accurately assess the amount of skin to remove and to be able to remove the maximum amount, it is best to reach (or closely approach) your final weight and be stable at that weight for six months or so.
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Be patient and focus on healthy eating habits and exercise and a healthy life style.
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Best of luck. Dr. Michael Omidi
An in-person exam with a board-certified plastic surgeon is the best way to assess your needs and provide true medical advice.
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I recommend you wait until you loose all the weight so you wouldn't have excess skin afterwards.
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You should wait until your weight loss has stabilized following your gastric sleeve procedure. It is not wise to prematurely opt for a tummy tuck or BBL if you are still losing weight. The reason is that your body may continue to change after your plastic surgery procedures which could necessitate a revisional procedure. Once you feel your weight loss has stabilized, please visit with a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring after weight loss to learn more about your options. Best wishes,
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