I had a gastric sleeve in 2014. I've lost 161 pounds. Feel good in a size 12, weight has been stable for the past 5 mon (Photo)
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Body contouring after weight loss surgery
Thank you for including photographs, and congratulations on your successful weight loss! After this level of weight loss, you are likely to need several procedures to improve different areas. First, I would encourage you to get a bit closer to your ideal weight because your overall result will be substantially improved. Once you are there, and have been stable for several months, you would likely be a fantastic candidate for a body lift and medial thigh lift. These procedures would remove the excess skin from your abdomen/hips/back/thighs and lift the mons/thighs/buttocks. You should get a smoothing effect throughout your buttocks with the body lift, but further improvement is sometimes needed through fat transfer or re-shaping using some of the excess tissue at the lower back (re-purposing it to add fullness to a flat, deflated buttocks). At a separate operation, your breasts can be reduced and lifted, and the excess tissue at the upper arms removed (brachioplasty). Best wishes for continued success with your weight loss and for a beautiful result from your body contouring!
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I had a gastric sleeve in 2014. I've lost 161 pounds. Feel good in a size 12, weight has been stable for the past 5 mon
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You are an ideal candidate for a body lift procedure down the track. You will achieve the best aesthetic results from surgery if you are at your ideal goal weight. This will help with your diabetes and in turn help to minimise the risks associated with surgery.
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Dear shell1976, you need classical post bariatric plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures. I usually prefer to do breast reduction and abdominoplasty operations in separate sessions and if you need later to perform arm and leg lift operations. You may search a board certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in your area. Good luck.
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