What Is Post-Bariatric Body Contouring?

Bariatric surgery for weight loss can help an individual both look and feel better, improving health and confidence. However, when loose, hanging skin is left behind on the body, it can prevent the patient from fully enjoying their new appearance. Unfortunately, this type of skin can only be removed surgically.

If you are frustrated by redundant skin folds, post-bariatric body contouring may be the ideal procedure to complete your weight loss journey. Dr. Parakh offers this treatment at her Englewood, New Jersey practice to tighten the skin and restore natural-looking contours for a more positive self-image.

What Treatments Are Involved With Post-Bariatric Body Contouring?

Dr. Parakh combines multiple surgeries to tighten, lift, and contour loose excess skin. These include:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast lift
  • Arm lift
  • Neck lift
  • Buttock lift
  • Thigh lift
  • Lower Body lift
  • Back lift

Your Consultation with Dr. Parakh

Before your post-bariatric body contouring procedure, you will undergo a consultation with Dr. Parakh at her Englewood, NJ office or a virtual consultation can be set up if you are out of state. During this consultation, topics such as your overall health, medical history, concerns, and goals for the procedure will be discussed in order to determine the combination of surgeries that will best meet your needs.

Dr. Parakh’s goal during this consultation is to help you become comfortable with her approach and the practice. She will fully educate you on the procedure, taking you step by step through the details, risks, and recovery. It’s important to her to make sure you know exactly what to expect so that you can feel confident in your decision to move forward. During this consultation, we encourage you to ask any questions you may have.

Post-Bariatric Surgery Procedure Details

Post-bariatric surgery is an extensive procedure performed under general anesthesia.

During post-bariatric body contouring, Dr. Parakh lifts the skin from the underlying tissues. From here, she can tighten the muscles, remove excess skin and residual fat, and improve your body’s natural contours. She places incisions with extreme attention to detail and care so that, once healed, the scars will be as inconspicuous as possible.

During your consultation, Dr. Parakh will explain which treatment options are needed (arm lift, tummy tuck, etc.) and the details of each procedure, as well as the risks and recovery periods.

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Recovery 

The exact details of your recovery (length, home care instructions, medication, etc.) will depend on the precise post-bariatric body contouring procedures you undergo. As with any surgery, you can expect bruising and swelling along with some level of discomfort.

Dr. Parakh will provide you with at-home, post-surgical directions to reduce the risk of infection and to help your recovery progress as smoothly as possible. She will also explain, based on your specific procedures, the amount of downtime that you can expect.

We strongly recommend that you adhere to a healthy lifestyle (a good diet and regular exercise) and a stable weight so that your post-bariatric body contouring results are not impacted by weight gain.

Who Makes The Best Candidate For Post-Bariatric Body Contouring?

Dr. Parakh is located in Englewood, NJ, and proudly serves the surrounding New Jersey area and beyond. If you’re considering post-bariatric body contouring, you may be the perfect candidate, depending on several factors. In general, those who make good patients for this procedure…

  • Have loose, hanging, inelastic skin on numerous areas of the body after bariatric surgery
  • Are at a healthy, stable weight 
  • Are not planning to lose any more weight
  • Are in general good health, without any chronic medical conditions
  • Are willing to stop smoking 4-6 weeks before and after the surgery
  • Are willing and able to maintain a healthy lifestyle
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Why Choose Dr. Parakh?

According to many medical studies, post-bariatric patients who undergo skin tightening and contouring are more likely to keep the weight off. At Parakh Plastic Surgery, we believe that everyone deserves to look and feel their best, and that’s why we do everything possible to achieve your ideal results. Dr. Shwetambara Parakh is a double board-certified plastic surgeon based in Englewood, NJ. Located on the outskirts of Manhattan, she provides the same level and quality of care you would find in the city. She wants her patients to wear the clothing they want, take part in the activities they want, and live life to the fullest. We focus on personalized care, never adopting a cookie-cutter approach. Instead, our treatment plans and outcomes are highly individualized. Dr. Parakh and her team offer the dedication and experience needed to create the inspiring, uplifting results you deserve.

Patient Testimonials

If you're looking for a surgeon to snap your body back, Dr. Parakh is definitely the one.

My review is long overdue but I had a tummy tuck with Dr. Parakh in February. I drove from Maryland to New Jersey and stayed there for a week to recover before ...

Dennaia Carter

Phenomenal surgeon, her work is amazing.

Phenomenal surgeon, her work is amazing. I had made a consult appointment with her in July of 21, because i saw a ticktock video from another patient an I love...

Michele Rivera

Dr. Parakh and her staff were incredibly helpful and comforting during my visit.

Dr. Parakh and her staff were incredibly helpful and comforting during my visit. There was constant checkup and my procedure was amazing and perfect. 3 years ag...

Nicole Grace

Her hands are freaking magic!

I flew in from Florida because I genuinely think Dr. Parakh is one of the top surgeons in the U.S. Her hands are freaking magic! It’s been 5 months since I’ve h...

Angelica Ayra-Soto

I'm so happy with the results after 4 C sections.

I recently had a mommy make over with Dr. Parakah. I'm so happy with the results after 4 C sections. I did my research with many surgeons, even with the best d...

Maria Abreu
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