People who have experienced massive weight loss are often left with bittersweet results. The weight is gone, they are healthier than ever before and many of the aches and pains they had from carrying around excess pounds have vanished. However, they are also left with sagging skin and, in many cases, problems with muscle tone. In these cases, body contouring after weight loss can help.
Plastic Surgery Is the Last Step in the Journey
[pullquote]You will need to wait a while after surgery for your mommy makeover, but the results are worth it.[/pullquote]
It can be tempting to schedule a mommy makeover as soon as skin sagging becomes noticeable. This is not advisable for several reasons:
- People who get bariatric surgery are seeking major weight loss; this means the skin may sag when there is still upwards of 50 pounds left to lose.
- Not everyone succeeds in keeping their weight off. Gaining weight after a mommy makeover compromises the results and can cause issues with the skin.
- It is possible that some issues that mommy makeovers address can also be corrected with exercise, such as muscle tone in the abdominal wall.
This means that as anxious as you might be to get it done, you need to wait a bit for surgery.
How Long to Wait for a Mommy Makeover after Gastric Bypass
The clock for waiting starts not after the surgery, but after you reach your ideal weight. You will want to have your weight stable for a minimum of three months, though six months to a year is better.
Remember, getting plastic surgery doesn’t mean you are unhappy with your weightloss or ungrateful for your journey. Just like women who seek a mommy makeover after a child, you can be thankful for your new self while still wanting to make changes.
To schedule your one-on-one with Dr. Campanile, contact us online or call our Denver office today at 303-345-7476.