Gastric Bypass Tummy Tucks

Last Updated: March 22, 2013

Gastrointestinal surgery is the best option for people who are very obese and are unable to lose weight by normal means. These people will often suffer from serious obesity-related health problems due to obesity and gastrointestinal surgery is sometimes a life-saving operation.

Gastrointestinal surgery promotes weight loss by restricting food intake and, in some cases, interrupting the digestive process.

Following significant weight loss due to a gastric bypass women and men often choose to go under a number of different cosmetic procedures to help them achieve the body shape that they're after. When there's a significant weight loss, a person can be left with a lots of hanging skin throughout many areas of the body that just don't have the elasticity to mold back into the person's "old" shape.

Intertriginous Dermatitis

This is a skin condition brought about by the presence of moisture accumulated between the abdominal folds of excess skin. Inflammation may occur due to the rubbing of folds, and the skin can flake, break down, bleed, and become infected.

Sometimes muscles may also become loose after dramatic weight loss. Due to the lack of elasticity of the remaining skin, excessive amounts of skin can accumulate all over the body. Besides being less attractive because of all that extra skin, this excess skin can cause considerable hygienic problems and skin irritation as well as skin breakdown and pain, infection, and can make clothes shopping impossible.

Should I get a Tummy Tuck After a Gastric Bypass?

This is why plastic surgery is one of the most popular and most effective solution for individuals who have lost significant weight due to gastric bypass surgery. This type of body contouring cosmetic procedures can help a patient obtain the body shape that they've always dreamed about, that is hidden underneath the excess skin that remains after one's ideal weight has been achieved.

As people who have lost a lot of weight typically have excess skin problems throughout many areas of their body it is quite common for a patient to have several different cosmetic procedures that address all the problem areas

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Gastrointestinal surgery promotes weight loss by restricting food intake and, in some cases, interrupting the digestive process. Although very effective it can cause significant excess skin which can be removed by a tummy tuck.

What If I don't get Rid of that Excess Skin?

A tummy tuck is performed to remove the excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles in a patient. As mentioned this excess amount of skin can lead to a number of hygienic problems. Because moisture can accumulate between the abdominal folds of excess skin, this can lead to a skin condition called Intertriginous Dermatitis whereby the rubbing of the skin folds leads to an inflammation.

Furthermore the skin can flake and break down, bleed, and become infected and without surgery, one has to constantly dry the skin folds and wear loose, ventilating clothing to minimize the frequency of these skin inflammation flare-ups. Tummy tuck is definitely an option to consider if there's excessive skin present that is causing too many problems.

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