According to a study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients who undergo surgery to remove excess skin less are likely to regain weight after bariatric surgery.
Bariatric surgery produces fast, massive weight loss in patients who undergo it. Unfortunately, many patients regain much of their body weight in the years after gastric bypass, putting them back at increased risk for obesity-related health problems.
The study shows that patients who have body contouring surgery are more likely to keep weight off after gastric bypass. Because of this improvement in long-term weight control, bariatric surgery is more likely to be considered an effective procedure—from the standpoint of reducing obesity-related health risks—if followed by body contouring.
Researchers believe that those with a more positive body image have an easier time maintaining a healthy weight. Plastic surgery has commonly been seen as a way to boost one’s confidence, but this study may help show just how powerful of an aid confidence can be when it comes to weight loss.
Dr. Joshua Kreithen has worked with many post-bariatric surgery patients to provide them with body contouring procedures tailored to help remove excess skin or fat, tighten and lift as an ideal complement to the substantial weight loss they have undergone. Contact Dr. Kreithen today and schedule a consultation to find out how to rediscover and reveal your own true “Body Beautiful.”