Post-Bariatric Aesthetic Surgery

Post-Bariatric Aesthetic Surgery

Post-Bariatric Aesthetic Surgery

Post-Bariatric Aesthetic Surgery

The increasing obesity problem and the use of surgical methods for attenuation of these people cause people to lose a lot of weight in very short time. In addition, deformations such as excess skin formation and sagging occur in their bodies.

In the process of getting rid of these weight many unwanted body deformation occurs.  On almost every part of the body; on the face, neck, breasts, arms, buttocks, thighs, and loosening may occur.

The quality of the person's skin is the main factor in these deformations. The main problem is the weight loss of the subcutaneous fat layer and decreases skin tension. When the skin cannot adapt to this shrinkage, it becomes abundant.

Post-bariatric surgery method is used to eliminate these deformities. With this method, the body is reintroduced to the desired form to eliminate bad images after slimming.

Who Is Suitable For Aesthetics After Obesity Surgery?

 In order for post bariatric surgery to be performed, the patient should be reached to the desired weight with sport and diet. In addition, the patient's weight should be fixed after obesity surgery. This process ranges from approximately 6 to 18 months. If the weight loss after the operation continues rapidly, sagging and slack can be experienced again.

What distinguishes post bariatric surgery from other body shaping surgeries is that there are deformations in almost every part of the body due to rapid weight loss. These patients are operated in several sessions. With these operations, several different points of the body are intervened.

Before Post-Bariatric Surgery

Before the operation, the patient must have reached the basal weight. Preoperative examination should be performed by the doctor.

It should be known that this surgery will be performed in several sessions and it should be known that all problems cannot be eliminated in the first session.

In addition to all surgical operations, routine blood tests and anesthesia examinations are performed.

The patients share the madication and post conditions with the physician in detail.

How is the surgery planned and implemented?

It is not possible to complete post-bariatric surgery in one session. For this body shaping surgery, a patient-specific combination is created and the operation is planned.

Abdomal Region

When planning these operations, it is decided which region to start from after the examination of the patient by the doctor. However, for most patients this operation is the first. The abdomen, waist and thigh are completely corrected. However, these operations are usually not performed in a single session.


Full tummy tuck

Correcting slack in muscles if necessary

Stretching and dentures for hip and sagging in the hip area

Operations can be applied.

Arm and Breast Area

Due to sudden weight loss, the breast tissue loses significant fat and tends to sag down quickly. The post - bariatric period is accompanied by the arm and back area.

Here, according to the needs of the patient in the same session of the arm stretching, breast lift and the back of the braces can be interfered.

However, depending on the condition of the breast, breast prosthesis surgery can be added to a silicone prosthesis or the surgery can be performed in several sessions. According to the patient's condition, the doctor will decide on the examination.

Leg Area

In the upper part of the leg, sagging skin excesses are located on the inner sides of the leg. The traces here are concealed longitudinally in the inner region of the legs facing each other.

This surgery can also be performed in combination with tummy tuck surgery.

Patients suffer from loss of protein, vitamins and minerals in addition to rapid weight loss due to obesity surgery and heavy diets. A balanced diet should be taken into consideration in order to pass the recovery  faster and in good quality.

After Post-Bariatric Period Surgery

The operations are performed under general anesthesia and within 2-4 hours depending on the procedure to be performed.

During the operation, if the muscles under the skin have been interfered, the patient may stay in the hospital for two or three days to walk more easily.

If there is no intervention in the muscles under the skin, a day of hospital stay is enough.

Patients can take short walks within the room after a certain time on the first day of surgery.

The use of a corset for 6 weeks is recommended for the procedure-specific region-specific, post-operative shaping and the rapid regression of surgical edema.

Traces to shape the entire body will stay longer than regional surgeries, but these marks will be in the concealed areas of the body. Signs that are prominent within the first 3-6 months become increasingly faded and within 1 year, the traces come to the skin color and lose considerable clarity.

 In the postoperative period, it is of great importance that the patient maintains his / her current weight and supports exercises and body for long term and permanent results.

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Prof. Dr. Bekir Atik graduated from Uludağ University Faculty of Medicine in 1993. In 2002, he completed his specialty training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. He received the title of Associate Professor in 2007. In 2011, he started to work as a founding lecturer in the Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery at Istanbul Medeniyet University. He received the title of professor in 2013. In the same year, he established the Medeniyet University Micro Surgery education and research laboratory. He gave microsurgery training to over 100 local and foreign surgeons.


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