Plastic Surgery Body Reshaping Procedures on the Rise with Increase in Weight Loss Surgery
My practice like many in the United States is now treating more and more patients with excessive skin excess, which has not shrunk after significant weight loss. With the obesity epidemic and multiple techniques, surgical and nonsurgical to prompt weight loss, skin can only shrink to a certain amount as it has lost its elasticity and those patients who have stretch marks in their skin, will find that their skin will not be able to shrink and contract. Hence we are doing more and more body lifts, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty) thigh lifts, arm lifts (brachioplasty) and breast lifts (mastopexy) on patients who have lose those excess kilos. We have found that past a certain weight, even if a person loses the weight slowly through diet and exercise, they will be left with aprons of lose skin that can only be dealt with surgically. Regardless, the positive effects of weight loss be they physical, emotional or aesthetic are so significant that these patients feel highly rewarded for their years of effort!
Weight loss surgery is a booming business, and doctors now say that’s leading to an increase in certain plastic surgery procedures. Read more…