What is postbariatric repair ?
Obesity is one of the evils that most concern society today, not only from a health point of view but also from a social point of view. There are many treatments designed to lose weight in a remarkable and effective way. However, the battle of these people who suffer from obesity does not end with the massive loss of weight, once the patient has managed to reach the desired size, there are many aesthetic aspects that he will have to continue fighting: loss of elasticity in the skin, excess of this … Postbariatric surgery aims to reconstruct the body of patients after they have experienced a marked decrease in weight.
Postbariatric repair is indicated for those who have experienced a marked loss of weight and want to get rid of the side effects that this decrease in size has caused. Once the patient has lost the weight he planned, he will need to remain stable at that weight for at least two years before undergoing the intervention.
On the other hand, the patient must be perfectly aware of the physical changes that his body will experience through this surgery. That is why that person to undergo a repair Postbariatric must be emotionally stable to accept such changes.
How the intervention is performed
A postbariatric repair is a complex intervention that in many cases consists of several surgeries at the same time. Its objective is to eliminate skin flaps caused by massive weight loss as well as provide the patient’s body with a new, more pleasant and natural morphology. Postbariatric repair will focus on the areas of the body that have been most affected due to the decrease in weight. In this way, the surgical procedures that we highlight within this surgery would be:
- Cervicofacial Lifting
- Cruroplasty or thigh lift
- Brachioplasty or arm lift
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
A postbariatric surgery may consist of one or more of the surgical procedures mentioned at the same time. The duration of the intervention will depend on the complexity of it and the anesthetics used in virtually most cases will be general anesthesia or epidural.