Bariatric surgery for the treatment of obesity is becoming increasingly common and popular. Procedures such as gastric bypass and laparascopic gastric band (lap band) can shed a dramatic loss of weight, and promote a state of physical and emotional health. Unfortunately, excessive hanging skin and fatty deposits of the abdomen, thighs, breasts and arms are a consequence for those successfully achieving their goals in weight loss. After the weight loss has been reached, plastic surgery is performed both to improve aesthetics and to alleviate symptoms. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), lower body lift (belt lipectomy), mastopexy (breast lift), augmentation mastopexy (breast enlargement and lift), brachioplasty (arm lift), upper body lift (a combination of arm lift and breast lift that also removes the excess tissues of the sides of the ribcage), thigh lift or facelift may be performed: all involve the removal and tightening of excess skin with sculptural tissue contouring, leading to a smoother, more youthful, and more natural appearance. The needs of patients who have experienced significant weight loss are extremely unique; every individual’s story, hopes, concerns, and goals are quite different. Dr. John Anastasatos and all of his highly experienced staff members are sensitive not only to the medical and technical requirements of the procedures, but also to the emotional changes for every individual.
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