What To Expect From Skin Removal Surgery After Weight Loss?
Mr Sierakowski offers various operations to deal with loose skin after weight loss Essex, depending on the part of the body affected.
Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)
Otherwise known as a breast uplift, mastopexy involves removing excess loose skin from the breasts and reshaping them to make them look more youthful. By removing excess saggy skin, remodelling the breast tissue and moving the nipples to their optimal position, Mr Sierakowski, who specialises in cosmetic surgery Essex, can create breasts that look younger and more pert.
Before your breast uplift surgery Essex, Mr Sierakowski will see you in clinic, where you will have the opportunity to discuss your aims in an open and relaxed environment. Mr Sierakowski will explain how your goals could best be achieved. He will explain the surgery in detail and discuss the possible risks and complications, to help you make an informed decision. As with any surgery, there are certain risks associated with this type of body contouring surgery Essex, for example scarring, bruising, bleeding, infection and wound healing problems.
Breast uplift surgery Essex is carried out under general anaesthetic and takes about 2-3 hours. The operation involves making a cut around the nipple/areola and moving the nipple up higher on the breast. The excess skin around the nipple is removed and the skin is tightened up. Breast uplift surgery typically results in an anchor-shaped scar going around the areola, vertically down to the lower breast crease and then along this crease.
Brachioplasty (Arm Lift)
Another type of loose skin removal surgery Essex is brachioplasty, or arm lift surgery. This is suitable for patients with excess saggy skin on the upper arms, which can result from weight loss or ageing. The surgery involves removing a long leaf-shape of skin from the inner side of the upper arm. This is then carefully closed using special dissolving stitches under the skin. The result is a smoother, tighter, upper arm. The surgery leaves a long scar running along the inner aspect of the upper arm, from the elbow to the arm pit and sometimes onto the outer chest. The surgery is sometimes performed along with liposuction.
Mr Sierakowski will discuss the surgery in detail with you in your consultation before your surgery. He will examine your arms and explain what results can be achieved and how the scars will look afterwards. Brachioplasty surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and usually takes around 3 hours to complete. The procedure normally involves an overnight stay in hospital. After the brachioplasty surgery, dressings will be applied and, on some occasions, small tubes will be used to drain any excess blood or fluid from the wound. Mr Sierakowski will also apply elastic bandages to the arms for additional support, to reduce swelling. Medication will be provided to ensure you are comfortable afterwards.
As part of the consultation process, Mr Sierakowski will carefully explain the risks associated with brachioplasty body contouring surgery Essex, to help you make your decision. In addition to the general risks of any operation, such as scarring, bleeding and infection, with brachioplasty there are specific risks that Mr Sierakowski will explain. These include hypertrophic (lumpy) scarring, stretched scarring, nerve injury leading to pain or numbness, wound healing problems and asymmetry. If you have any questions about the surgery, Mr Sierakowski is happy to answer them in detail during your consultations. You will have as long as you need to decide if the surgery is right for you. Our team will support you in any decision that you make.
Another type of loose skin removal surgery after weight loss is thigh lift surgery Essex. This procedure is commonly performed in people who have loose, saggy skin around the inner thighs, which is often the case after major weight loss. A thigh lift is a body contouring procedure Essex that removes this excess skin after weight loss, giving a slimmer, smoother contour to the thighs.
Thigh lift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic. During the operation, Mr Sierakowski will create an incision along your inner thighs and remove the excess skin and fat from this area. The procedure can take up to 3 hours, due to the large area that the surgery covers. The procedure is often performed together with liposuction. Once the skin has been removed, Mr Sierakowski will carefully close the incision with special dissolvable stitches under the skin. This will result in a scar running along the inner thigh, from the knee to the groin. After the surgery, you will be fitted with a compression garment to provide support and help reduce swelling.
Mr Sierakowski will discuss thigh lift surgery with you in detail during your clinic consultations, as well as explaining the potential risks and complications of this surgery, so you can make an informed decision. Specific complications associated with thigh lift surgery include hypertrophic (lumpy) scarring, labial distortion, nerve injury leading to pain or numbness, wound healing problems, swelling and asymmetry.