Body Contouring After Massive Weight Loss
Obesity has reached epidemic proportions, and health conscious patients have become engaged in its prevention and treatment.
Although diet, exercise and lifestyle changes yield positive results for many people, bariatric surgical procedures have become an
increasingly popular modality for many.
The obese person has to deal with a plethora of issues including psychological, medical, physical and social obstacles. After the
loss of a massive amount of weight there may be significant resolution to many of these issues, including a host of medical disorders
including diabetes, hypertension, sleep apnea, etc.
However, most massive weight loss patients have excess skin and soft tissue on some part(s) of the body. The abdomen, flanks, hips,
thighs, back, arms, breasts and neck are common areas of complaint for the massive weight loss patient. Surgical improvement in these
areas is almost always possible.
Before having body contouring surgery, the patient should achieve and maintain his/her target weight for several months. During a
consultation at the Wetherington Plastic Surgery Center attention will be focused on the medical, nutritional, psychological and physical
condition of the patient. As goals and priorities are defined a surgical plan can be developed.
Both male and female patients commonly begin with abdominal contouring such as the belt lipectomy or circumferential body lift. This
procedure removes excess tissue from the torso and back while lifting the outer thigh and buttock. Rejuvenation of the female breast and
correction of the droopy arm is also popular. Eye lid surgery, face and neck lifting procedures are also common.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery has an extensive patient resource area for the bariatric and/or massive weight loss patient.
The following link provides details about many of the popular procedures available at the Wetherington Plastic Surgery Center.
When you want to learn more about body contouring after massive weight loss call and schedule your complimentary consultation.