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Dr Mauricio pineda
post-bariatric  plastic surgery

Generally, when a patient has suffered a massive weight loss, as a result of bariatric treatments or in some cases due to medical treatments, they may present skin “sagging” and general flaccidity. This is due to the fact that the skin and superficial fat retract insufficiently and become redundant, noticing excess dermo-fatty tissue in many areas of the body such as arms, breasts, abdomen, flanks, back, inner thighs, among others. Post-bariatric surgery seeks to remove excess skin and fat and reposition the affected tissues in different areas of the body.

Due to obesity becoming an epidemic and a public health problem throughout the world, and because an increasing number of obese people manage to lose weight by different methods, post-bariatric plastic surgery has gained enormous importance. An increasing number of plastic surgeons dedicate a large part of their time in this field. It is important to emphasize that these procedures are more difficult and have relatively higher rates of complications. They should only be performed by experienced specialists, in experienced multidisciplinary groups and in clinics with optimal and certified facilities. WEIGHTLOSS Y CONEXIONMED Colombia has plastic surgeons and other specialists that make up a reliable interdisciplinary group with extensive experience in this field. Always verify the credentials of both the doctors, health professionals and the clinics you are attending.


After massive weight loss, it is advisable to undergo a post-bariatric procedure when the patient has managed to stabilize their weight.

This generally takes a minimum of 6 to 12 months after a bariatric procedure. When a person loses weight abruptly to a significant degree, they suffer alterations in their metabolism, probably with significant nutrient deficiencies. These acute changes lead to impaired immunity and healing that would make procedures difficult. For this reason, it is necessary to wait for an adequate stabilization of metabolism and body weight, not only to avoid complications or adverse results to a large extent, but also to assess the final state of the body’s deformities and thus focus them more accurately.




Schedule your appointment for postbariatric plastic surgery in the cities of Manizales or Medellín, it will be a pleasure to assist and help you!

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