Patients who want to lose a large amount of weight often resort to bariatric or gastric bypass surgery. After surgery, the weight is gone and the confidence is up. Problem is, weight loss surgery can leave patients with stretched and inelastic skin that hangs over their slimmer bodies. At K Plastic Surgery, patients use our body contouring procedures as the last step in improving their physique.
Benefits of Body Contouring
It improves body contour.
After surgery, patients are left with loose skin folds around the abdomen, arms, thighs, breasts, face, neck, and buttocks. When skin is stretched for a long time, it sags and loses elasticity. Through different body contouring procedures, excess skin is removed for a better body contour.
It improves satisfaction with weight loss surgery.
Patients become more satisfied with the results of bariatric or gastric bypass surgery if they also undergo body contouring. They may be reminded of their weight loss struggle if they continue to see loose skin.
It helps patients maintain weight loss.
The October 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, details a study that shows that body contouring surgery improves weight control in patients following weight loss surgery. According to the study, body contouring should be considered as an essential part of bariatric surgery.
If you have loose and saggy skin as a result of weight loss surgery, take advantage of body contouring here at K Plastic Surgery. Request an appointment with Dr. Kayastha by calling 518.346.0002 or filling out this online contact form.