Post-bariatric body contouring is a collection of procedures performed after weight-loss surgery that resculpt the body to achieve a physique the patient desires.
- 1 You Can Achieve Your Dream Physique
- 2 Post-Bariatric Body Contouring in London
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Ideal Candidates
- 5 Your Consultation in London
- 6 Procedures for Post-Bariatric Body Sculpting
- 7 Preparation & Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 How Much Does Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Cost?
- 10 FAQ
- 11 References
You Can Achieve Your Dream Physique
You deserve congratulations. Losing a significant amount of weight comes with immense benefits. Major health risks including heart disease, kidney disease, and cancer significantly decrease. Life expectancy increases. Quality of life improves. And you probably feel more confident and self-assured.
However, weight-loss surgery can leave behind remnants such as excess skin and unwanted pockets of fat. These troublesome issues tend to resist diet and exercise which makes them difficult to correct through sweat and effort alone. Body contouring procedures after bariatric surgery can help you achieve the fit physique you envisage for yourself.
Grant Hamlet MD, provides a full suite of body contouring procedures designed to help post-bariatric surgery patients sculpt the figure of their dreams.
Dr. Hamlet is dedicated to providing patients with world-class aesthetic services. To discover what body contouring can achieve for you after weight-loss surgery, schedule an appointment online with Dr. Grant Hamlet online. You may also may call our View Road office in London at 0207 127 4377.
Post-Bariatric Body Contouring in London
Researchers found 92% of bariatric surgery patients experience skin redundancies or excess skin. While bariatric surgery can resolve many of the greatest health risks, it doesn’t address the aesthetic side of the equation. A nutritious diet and regular physical activity form the cornerstone of a healthy lifestyle but they can’t correct the most stubborn issues following bariatric surgery. To become the version of yourself you desire, post-bariatric body sculpting can refine your figure to accomplish your ultimate goal.
“Inhale confidence, exhale doubt”Dr. Grant Hamlet
- Reshapes the body to achieve beautiful results
- Achieves desired contours of the body unattainable through hard work alone
- Boosts self-confidence and improves body image
- Resolves persistent health conditions such as diastasis recti
- Improves comfort and your day to day living
- Results in long-lasting improvements
Ideal candidates have undergone bariatric weight loss surgery and reached several milestones. They’ve reached a stable body weight. Maintaining satisfactory body weight is important before undergoing body sculpting procedures to achieve long-lasting beneficial results. It’s important to be committed to living a healthy lifestyle. Aesthetic procedures are not a replacement for a lifestyle that nourishes your body and mind. Instead, cosmetic procedures are a supplement to help you thrive. You should also not smoke. Smoking brings with it many unwanted risks and complications and those risks are heightened when undergoing surgical procedures. Do your body a favour and please do not smoke.
Your Consultation in London
Dr. Grant Hamlet specializes in bespoke body sculpting. Dr Hamlet believes every patient is different and requires a personalized set of procedures to achieve their goals. Just like a tailored outfit will always fit the individual better than something off-the-rack, custom aesthetic procedures achieve the high-quality results you deserve.
During your consultation, Dr Hamlet will get to know you. He will ask you to share your ultimate aesthetic goals, ask any questions. Please disclose relevant medical history so Dr. Hamlet can make the best recommendations. After conducting a thorough evaluation, he can determine which procedures will best help you achieve the physique you crave. After your consultation, Dr. Grant Hamlet will provide you with a personalized treatment plan.
Dr Hamlet is not just a surgeon but an anatomical artist. He understands how ratios and proportions affect our perception of beauty. Dr Hamlet believes the success of every procedure begins in the consultation and the preparation. He spends a long time marking up patients before procedures because everybody is different. Doctors that apply a cookie-cutter approach to body contouring cannot achieve the amazing results as Dr Hamlet, who takes the time to understand each patient’s natural contours and how to enhance them. Marrying a knowledge of aesthetics with his attention to detail, Dr Hamlet can sculpt your body into the best version of yourself.
Procedures for Post-Bariatric Body Sculpting
“In order to create a better body image you work with the whole region rather than one area”Dr Hamlet
Our bodies are all different. To achieve the best results, post-bariatric body sculpting should be customized to every individual. Recontouring the body helps achieve the ultimate goal of weight-loss surgery. While not an exhaustive list, below are popular procedures that might be included in a comprehensive body contouring strategy.
Very often, the arms collect sagging skin after weight-loss. You might love the lost weight but still wear long-sleeve shirts because you aren’t comfortable with your arms. To enhance this problem area that resists diligent exercise, arm lifts, or brachioplasty, perform an essential function. Arm lifts literally lift and tighten your arms to bring them into harmony with the rest of your figure.
The breasts and chest can also be affected after bariatric surgery. For women, the breasts may sag or become slightly asymmetric. For men, the chest may show an unfortunate resemblance to female breasts. Diet can’t address these persistent conditions. To resolve sagging or asymmetric breasts, Dr Hamlet can perform a breast uplift to achieve a patient’s desired results. For men, Dr Hamlet may elect to use liposuction tailored to the male body to resolve this unwanted effect.
As studies indicate, excess skin is the most common issue after bariatric surgery. Body lifts are designed to eliminate this excess skin and allow your new shape to shimmer in the summer sun. A straightforward procedure, body lifts produce profound results. Body lifts allow your inner beauty to rise to the surface.
VASER Liposuction & Liposculpture
Weight-loss surgery works remarkably well. But it doesn’t always remove those obstinate pockets of fat that refuse to budge. Everyone has areas of the body that naturally like to collect fat. VASER (vibration amplification of sound energy at resonance) represents an advancement on traditional liposuction by using sound energy to more effectively remove targeted fat deposits. Dr Hamlet is an internationally renowned specialist in VASER techniques. He can select from the full armamentarium of VASER techniques (VASER Mid Def, VASER Hi-Def, VASER 4D, VASERsmooth) to utilize the best one for your circumstances. Dr Hamlet performs advanced techniques of liposculpture. Liposculpture isn’t just about removing as much fat as possible but rather sculpting the shape desired by the patient.
A great benefit of VASER is that it extracts high-quality fat that can be repurposed. Fat transfer means that patients can utilize their own excess fat from an undesirable region and graft it to an area where they would like a boost. The most popular locations that patients elect for fat transfer are the breasts and buttocks. Fat transfer works great to help patients enhance their bustline or give them the lush buttocks they desire. Because the fat comes from their own bodies, the patient’s body will not reject the fat or trigger an allergic reaction.
Tummy tucks, or abdominoplasty, focus on tightening the muscles in addition to removing that pesky excess skin. Tummy tucks can also resolve the condition of diastasis recti which is one side effect from being overweight or after pregnancy. Diastasis recti means the separation of the abdominal muscles from their ideal position. Abdominoplasty corrects this condition and can reform the stomach for the desired aesthetic of the patient, be it slimmer and more petite or to enhance hourglass curves.
Sometimes the face will also see issues with sagging jowls and loose skin. A facelift works well at tightening the facial skin and removing these undesirable elements.
Preparation & Recovery
In addition to making sure you are at your target body weight and committing yourself to a healthy lifestyle, you should make sure you have a caregiver to drive you home after your procedure and look after you for a few days. Depending on how many and which procedures you elect to undergo, you may need help for a few days while you recuperate. Make sure to follow all instructions provided to you by Dr. Grant Hamlet before and after your surgery. You may be asked to pause certain medications or adjust them. Do not disregard these directions as they can directly affect your results.
Body contouring after weight loss helps patients achieve long-lasting results that include satisfaction with their aesthetic appearance and a psychological boost in self-esteem. We find our patients live longer and healthier lives as a result of bariatric surgery combined with body contouring.
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How Much Does Post-Bariatric Body Contouring Cost?
Post-bariatric body contouring is specific to every individual. With such a customizable set of procedures, Dr. Grant Hamlet advises a comprehensive consultation. After a thorough review of your medical history, goals, and an examination, Dr Hamlet can quote you a set of prices for the full suite of potential procedures.
Will the NHS pay for post-bariatric body contouring?
Ask Dr Hamlet during your consultation if this option is available for you.
How long after weight-loss surgery can I get cosmetic surgery?
It’s important to let your body adjust and to be able to maintain a stable body weight before you undergo a cosmetic procedure. Usually, our patients undergo body contouring procedures 12-18 months after the initial bariatric surgery.
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