Post-Bariatric Facial Surgery
After the tremendous accomplishment of a massive weight loss, patients have much to celebrate with their improved health and the changes they see in their bodies. However, there are some unforeseen side effects of dramatic weight loss, including excess skin and premature facial aging.
Premature facial aging after weight loss can be seen in both men and women, and it is typically due to lack of volume in the face, a result of the fat loss. The formation of jowls, cheek and temple hollowing, enhanced facial wrinkles, sagging brows, and sagging neck skin are common after a massive weight loss. Some patients also notice that troublesome areas they may have always had, for example, a prominent nose, become more visible after a significant reduction in their body weight. To help alleviate some of these problems, Dr. Behmand can perform a variety of procedures that can add volume and present a more youthful look to your face. Some of these procedures include:
In certain situations, it is considered appropriate to combine some of the above procedures to achieve the best possible results. For example, drooping eyelids may benefit from the combination of brow lift and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). Another common combination to address sagging skin and loss of volume is face and neck lift with facial-fat grafting.
Each patient may benefit from a different procedure, or a combination of procedures, to achieve their personal goals. The first step to determine what might be the best approach for you is to set up your initial consultation with Dr. Ramin Behmand.
Dr. Behmand will review your medical and weight-loss history and help you to decide the best plan to address your post-bariatric facial concerns. Should you have any other excess skin issues that you would like him to address, Dr. Behmand can also examine the relevant areas during the same appointment. In some circumstances, facial and body procedures can be done during the same surgery. However, this will depend on the extent of each procedure.
If you are interested in learning more about how these procedures can enhance your facial features following weight loss, we encourage you to contact our office today to set up your initial consultation with Dr. Ramin Behmand.