Body contouring surgeries after massive weight loss
What is Body Contouring Surgery after massive weight loss and who is a good candidate?
Obesity is a complex disease which is manifested due to psychological and environmental factors, as well as heredity. Apart from the aesthetic issue, obesity is a severe predisposing factor of other diseases, such as heart problems and diabetes.
Obesity treatment is extremely important for the quality of life of each patient and takes place usually by combining the following:
- Patient’s mood
- Metabolic rate (combination of diet and change of eating habits)
- Bariatric surgery. Bariatric surgical procedures cause massive weigh loss since they change digestive system and essentially the metabolic balance of the body.
Plastic Surgery should take place after stabilization of patient’s weight.
It is important for people to understand that plastic surgical procedures are not methods of weight loss, but the final stage of body contouring.
Therefore, the patient should have stable weight or stable Body Mass Index (BMI) before the first appointment. Indicatively, BMI should be less than 30.
Massive weight loss has multiple benefits. However, several times damaged skin and tissues cannot be restored to a significantly reduced body size, having as a result excess loose skin in combination with stretch marks.
Surgical Body Contouring after massive weight loss includes removal of excess fat and saggy skin, while improving the shape of the underlying supporting tissues. The result is a more natural look and youthful contour.