Cosmetic surgeries are done in individuals who have undergone gastric bypass surgery and subsequent weight loss program to help regain the contour. Following weight loss surgeries, the skin and tissues that have lost elasticity need to be surgically corrected. The common areas that need cosmetic surgery are breasts, thighs, face, and abdomen. Various surgeries are performed to give the perfect shape and structure to the body.
- Mastopexy - Mastopexy is the procedure to lift the breasts and increase the breast volume. After a weight loss program, breasts lose their firmness, elasticity, and shape causing them to droop or sag (ptosis). Mastopexy or breast lift surgery lifts the breasts with or without the use of breast implants, restores and repositions the breasts. Implants may be used to replace the lost volume of the breasts.
- Endoscopic forehead and browlift - It is done to raise eyebrows, lift, and reduce furrows and ridges on the face, forehead, and eyelids. Surgery can be performed using endoscope and special instruments to remove and separate the excess skin and lift the eyebrows, face, and forehead. Other surgeries performed include blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), rhytidectomy (face lift), and brow lift (forehead).
- Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck - Abdominoplasty is done to remove excess and loose muscles, excess fat and skin from the lower abdomen. It also helps to restore and tighten the separated muscles of the abdomen creating a smoother and firmer abdomen.
- Brachioplasty - It is done to lift the hanging skin under the upper arms. In this surgery, excess fat and skin below the arm is removed to provide appropriate shape and structure. This procedure may not be appropriate for individuals with repeated armpit infections, excessive underarm sweating, and those who have undergone mastectomy earlier.
- Medial thigh lift - Medial thigh lifts the hanging skin of the inner thighs. In this surgery, the loose and excessive hanging skin below the thigh is removed and tightened. Thigh lifting also helps to remove the dimpled appearance of the thigh which is caused by loss of elasticity and bulging of underling superficial fat.