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Plastic surgery after weight loss
While anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight should be thrilled with their success, that often isn’t the end of the transformation process. Losing a significant amount of weight often leaves people with loose, heavy folds of skin.
Several types of plastic surgery can remove this extra skin while also improving the shape and tone all over the body. Here’s a look at a few options and how to know if you might be a good candidate.
Is It Right For You?
If you fall under each of the following categories, you are likely a good candidate for plastic surgery following weight loss:
- You have a stable weight
- You’re in good overall health
- You do not smoke
- You have a positive outlook, and realistic goals for the procedure
- You are committed to good nutrition, fitness and a healthy lifestyle in general
Procedures after weight loss
Procedures after weight loss aim at reducing extra skin and tightening stretched muscles. Common procedures after weight loss include:
For people who keep their weight stable, body contouring will produce long-lasting results.
- Body Lift
- Breast lift
- Buttock lift
The choice of procedures is individualized based on the patient’s goals and problem areas. While some procedures may be combined, surgery is generally done in stages to allow for adequate recovery. For people who keep their weight stable, body contouring will produce long-lasting results. Dr. Mark Jensen’s patient’s lives have been greatly changed after their massive weight loss, and it has been extremely satisfying for him to see their transformation complete through skin reduction surgery.
To learn more about surgical options following weight loss and whether you might be a good candidate, set up a consultation to visit with Dr. Jensen.
This article was part of the Medical Profile section in the 2018 January/February issue of Utah Valley Magazine. To be part of our magazine business profile sections, contact email@example.com.