Patients in the Naples-Fort Myers, Florida area who have bariatric surgery (whether a gastric bypass, lap band or sleeve gastrectomy) often lose weight rapidly. Depending on the extent of their obesity and length of time they were obese, some patients’ excess skin may remain stretched even as they lose fat. This can result in baggy excess skin that may make movement difficult and affect quality of life.
One or a combination of contouring procedures may be appropriate for your unique body. For optimal results, body contouring may include an abdominoplasty/panniculectomy, body lift, breast reduction or breast, thigh and buttocks lifts. Removal of skin and fat from the back and hips as well as an arm or face-lift may be recommended to complete your personal transformation.
Many patients have confided to Dr. Shieh that while bariatric surgery saved their life, removal of excess skin with body contouring allowed them to start living far away from their “old, fat” past.
Sometimes the removal of excess skin may be determined to be medically necessary so the procedure may be covered by your medical insurance.
Our bariatric surgeon, Dr. Shieh, has completed a fellowship in cosmetic surgery and is specially trained to remove excess skin any patient may have following a dramatic weight loss. Together, we will discuss what combination of procedures is right for your body. Schedule a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate and learn more about the procedures.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
Upper body lift
Panniculectomy (removal of abdominal pannus)
Body liposculpture and contouring with Vaser liposculpture
Brachioplasty (arm lift)
Total body lift
Mastopexy (breast lift) with augmentation
Other general cosmetic surgery procedures
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Contact Surgical Healing Arts Center today and work with your local Top Rated Bariatric Surgeons in Southwest Florida. We AAAASF certified, Cigna Preferred Physicians, and are the #1 providers of the latest weight loss procedure, the Non-Surgical Orbera™ Weight Loss Balloon.