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How Plastic Surgeons and Bariatric Surgeons Work Together to Improve Your Health and Body


Posted September 12, 2022 in Bariatric Surgery

Gastric bypass and other forms of bariatric surgery help you improve your health by shedding hundreds of pounds. At the end of their massive weight loss journey, many patients still have stubborn fatty areas and sagging skin tissue. Dr. Scott Green is a board-certified plastic surgeon known for his innovative techniques for bariatric surgery patients. He will work with your bariatric surgeon and you to help you reach your body goals.

While bariatric surgeons focus on helping you reach a healthy size for your frame and improving medical concerns, plastic surgeons step in after weight loss to help you reach your ideal body contour.

Obese persons often have outstretched skin that has lost the ability to “snap back” or conform to their new body shape after weight loss. That lack of skin elasticity leaves many patients with loose skin throughout their bodies. The face, neck, arms, thighs, abdomen and other areas may have sagging skin that affects appearance and comfort.

Bariatric surgery is an excellent option for people struggling with obesity, helping them take control of their health and body. Post-bariatric patients often have significant cosmetic issues due to massive weight loss, and Dr. Green specializes in these cases. He will discuss your concerns during your consultation and may contact your bariatric surgeon to go over the specifics of your health and type of bariatric surgery.

Body Contouring After Bariatric Surgery and Massive Weight Loss

Body contouring after bariatric surgery is a unique process that requires a detailed understanding of the changes caused by massive weight loss. Your health and medical conditions, such as diabetes, are taken into consideration because your safety is a top priority. Dr. Green will review your medical history and current medications and evaluate your body to develop a customized surgical approach.

Post-bariatric plastic surgery may include facelift and neck lift to eliminate loose skin and tighten or readjust muscles and tissues for a younger, taut appearance. Dr. Green may recommend upper arm lift, breast lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), thigh lift or lower body lift to eliminate hanging skin from multiple body areas. Liposuction can eliminate residual pockets of fat to complete your transformation.

These procedures can provide many benefits, including a more proportionate body shape with smooth contours. The excess, hanging skin tissue often causes chafing and irritation that is eliminated with post-bariatric plastic surgery.

Dr. Green’s surgical skill and experience can help you realize your cosmetic goals after massive weight loss, revealing your new, healthier body shape. He is a leader in this type of plastic surgery and is considered one of the foremost innovators in the United States for plastic surgery after massive weight loss. Dr. Green has introduced and pioneered new techniques for post-bariatric plastic surgery.

Post-bariatric plastic surgery may be right for you if you have reached your weight loss goals and struggle with loose, hanging skin in multiple areas. Contact Dr. Green in the Sacramento area to schedule your one-on-one consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon. Call our Sacramento office at (916) 929-1833 or our Granite Bay office at (916) 773-5590. Or, fill out our online contact form.