Major weight loss is a significant accomplishment, whether by dieting alone or after bariatric surgery.
Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss
Plastic surgery after weight loss or bariatric surgery have gained a marked increase in popularity. More and more patients have changed their lives for the better with dramatic weight loss by diet, exercise and/or bariatric surgery.
Unfortunately excess skin and laxity may persist following the weight loss. This occurs because of the skins inability to contract following weight loss. The extent of the skin laxity that exists depends on the amount of weight lost, the rapidity of the weight loss, the patient’s age and genetics.
Excess skin and laxity can be problematic in all areas of the body. The face, neck, breasts, abdomen, back, arms and thighs may all be areas of dissatisfaction.
Am I Candidate for Surgery? The best way to determine if you are a candidate for surgery after significant weight loss is through a thorough consultation with a plastic surgeon at Plástica Tijuana Surgery.
The most successful outcomes from body contouring surgery are achieved when these important criteria are met:
Weight trend: Has your weight been stable for at least a year with no further weight loss expected?
Overall good health: Are you in good health overall? Do you have any chronic medical conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease? People in poor health are not good candidates for body contouring procedures.
Nutrition: Do you have a healthy diet? Problems such as protein or vitamin deficiencies can interfere with healing after surgery.
Smoking history: Smoking slows down the healing process and increases the risk of serious complications during and after surgery. You will be instructed to quit smoking at least six weeks prior to surgery.
Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic goals for what body contouring can accomplish are also good candidates for body contouring procedures.
Taking the Next Step Take some time to decide if plastic surgery after weight loss is right for you. Then, request a complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (619) 240.8571 or Toll Free: (888) 259.9272. We are committed to providing you with superior care in a safe, comfortable atmosphere.