Obesity is the scourge of our time. This is one of the worst epidemics that modern people have to face. According to WHO, millions of people around the world are suffering from obesity. In our country, this is about 30% of the adult population, and most of them are women.
Bariatria (bariatric surgery) is called upon to solve the problem of obesity, in the arsenal of which there are several types of surgical interventions that can reduce the main cause of overeating – the size of the patient’s stomach. Depending on the case, patients are offered gastric banding, shunting, gastroplasty, placement of a special balloon in the stomach, biliopancreatic shunting, which reduces the possibility of absorption of nutrients from the gastrointestinal tract and other types of operations.
Due to the possibilities of baritric surgery, patients experience very rapid weight loss, but they are starting to face a new problem – excess skin after such rapid weight loss. When weight loss occurs slowly, the skin keeps pace with it, pulling up after disappearing centimeters. But after emergency weight loss caused by surgery on the stomach, liposuction and even childbirth, after loss of volume, excess tissue remains that looks very unaesthetic.
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Of course, there are chances that the skin will tighten on its own, in some cases, but most often the ugly folds after bariatrics remain with the patient forever. And you can get rid of them only with the help of plastic surgery.
There are several ways to solve this problem in the arsenal of specialists: hand plastic surgery (brachioplasty), lateral and medial lifting of the hips, torsoplasty, body lift – circular lifting of the abdomen, hips and buttocks, lifting of the chest, face and neck. These interventions are usually divided into stages.
They begin with the operation that is in the patient’s priority, then the complete gradual transformation of the patient is signed with interruptions of 3-5 months for complete recovery after the operation already completed.
For all these interventions, you need to be prepared not only physically (to undergo an appropriate examination, be sure to pass tests), but also mentally. After all, after most interventions (such as brachioplasty and torsoplasty), scars remain on the hands and body, which after a while (somewhere in about a year), of course, turn pale, but they will – and you need to be prepared for this.
You also need to be prepared for the fact that after torsoplasty, you will have to stay for 1-4 days in a hospital under the supervision of a doctor, strictly observe his instructions for leaving the hospital, and refuse to visit swimming pools, saunas and a solarium. For 4-6 weeks you will have to wear special compression underwear. In the postoperative period, you should follow a diet that completely eliminates salty, spicy and fried.
Contraindications for torsoplasty:
– pregnancy and lactation;
– blood diseases;
– diabetes mellitus in the stage of decompensation;
– acute and chronic diseases in the acute stage.
Possible complications after surgery: the presence of hematomas and seratom; scars, which can be dealt with if desired after using the capabilities of modern cosmetology (laser and hardware treatment of a new generation), keloid scars and inflammatory processes due to non-compliance with the recommendations of a plastic surgeon.