Bariatric surgery can have a dramatic effect on your appearance, but in addition to helping you lose weight it can also affect your skin. You should discuss these effects, which typically include scarring and sagging, with your doctor at the weight loss clinic in London.
Scarring After Weight Loss Surgery
A certain amount of scarring is inevitable after bariatric surgery. However, the laparoscopic or keyhole procedures used at the London weight loss clinic will minimise the scarring. The keyhole surgery is done through several small incisions on your abdomen, so you will be left with several small scars rather than one large one. The scars should become less visible over time, but it depends on how well your skin heals. You can help keep the scarring to a minimum by following your doctor’s instructions to care for the incision sites after surgery. You should also tell your doctor if you notice any signs of infection such as redness or swelling.
Sagging Skin After Weight Loss Surgery
The way your skin responds to weight loss can depend on your age, health, genetics, skin elasticity, how much weight you lose and how long you were carrying that excess weight. If you need to lose a lot of weight it is likely that there will be some loose skin left behind, usually around the lower stomach and thighs. You can minimise sagging by following the advice of your doctor at the weight loss clinic in London to eat a balanced diet, exercise and take good care of your skin after surgery. If you are still bothered by sagging skin or it is causing problems such as chafing, you might want to consider having it surgically removed. However, it is important to focus on your weight loss first and to reach a stable, healthy weight before making any decisions.