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Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss

April 29, 2013

Most of the People who have already gone through a bariatric process should be aware of the changes that occur in the body i.e.; large body weight loss. With few exclusions, individuals following significant weight loss develop general or central areas of excess skin.

The main cause of excess skin following reducing weight is relatively easy. Just like maternity where the muscle cells, skin and other cells of the abdominal wall increase to provide the fetus, a identical procedure happens with the build up of fat in the body. The procedure of fat build up in overweight individuals often starts during child years or adolescence, extending the period of stress on the skin. In addition, the area of cells development in being overweight is general rather than restricted for the most part to the abdomen.

Approach to Plastic Surgery

plastic-surgeryBody shaping techniques should be considered only after ones bodyweight has stable after a bariatric procedure. This can range from 7 to 18 months, based on an person’s preoperative bodyweight. Doing a skin tightening procedure prior to bodyweight stabilizing may result in the need for further skin tightening in the future.

Patients often want all body shape issues addressed as soon as possible. Patients usually present for consultation knowing exactly which area of their body concerns them the most.

Treatment Options

The growth of excess skin following losing weight can be a disturbing complication for some people. Luckily there are effective indicates of dealing with this problem.

Exercise
Exercise that includes increasing muscle can stiffen ligament between muscles and overlying skin. A physical fitness is helpful to maintain ones weight following bariatric procedures and can serve to stiffen reduce skin to some degree.

Body Contouring Procedures

For those losing over 80 to 100 lbs., operations to stiffen skin may be needed to achieve an successfully satisfactory outcome. Plastic surgery to improve body contour has innovative significantly over the last two decades. OMICS Group medicine blog has an interesting post on Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss.

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