More and more people in Toronto have recognized the benefits of a healthy lifestyle and a lower weight. In addition to improving their appearance, people who have lost weight feel better, have more energy, have higher self-esteem, and have a lower risk of medical complications through the course of their lives. Over the past 10 to 15 years, bariatric surgery such as stomach reduction and laparoscopic banding has become safer and more successful. Consequently, patients have been seeking out Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Marc DuPéré to address extra skin that is left over after major weight loss.
If you have lost a significant amount of weight recently and are considering cosmetic plastic surgery in Toronto to tighten and tone your body contours, find out what Royal College-certified surgeon Dr. DuPéré can do for you. Request a consultation online, or call Visage Clinic at (416) 929-9800 to schedule an appointment.
Plastic surgery procedures after weight loss can give patients several benefits, including:
Body contouring procedures after weight loss are complex but very gratifying for both patients and Dr. DuPéré. Since 2001, he has developed and refined his techniques through work at one of Toronto's LAP-BAND® surgical centers and through several courses with Dr. Ted Lockwood and Dr. J. Peter Rubin, leaders in the post-weight loss surgery industry.
Dr. DuPéré has extensive experience with many different kinds of cases. The results of each patient's drastic weight loss manifest in different ways, but there are usually a few common areas of concern: the arms, neck, breasts, midsection, buttocks, thighs, and back. Sagging skin is left behind in these regions when the pounds fall away, and no amount of exercise or healthy eating can correct it.
The amount of sagginess is influenced by the amount of weight lost, as well as a patient's genetics, gender, age, history of pregnancies, level of physical activity, and so on. Some of the procedures recommended for weight loss patients are also used on people who haven't lost weight, but others have been designed specifically to address the sagging tissue seen in massive weight loss.
Some of the most common procedures Dr. DuPéré performs on post-weight loss patients are:
Dr. DuPéré can combine any of these options and may also recommend other procedures for a comprehensive result, including non-surgical skin rejuvenating options. Depending on the procedures desired, the surgical and recovery process will vary.
Dr. DuPéré's duty as a surgeon is to inform patients of potential risks and possible complications after surgery. These can include unfavorable scars, poor wound healing, skin loss, discomfort, bruising around the surgical sites, temporary loss of sensation over the surgical sites, asymmetry, seroma, hematoma, infection, nerve and vessel injury, risks related to liposuction, palpable and visible implants, blood clots, cardio-respiratory complications, prolonged swelling, skin discoloration, recurrent looseness of skin, need for revisional surgery, and general anesthesia-related complications.