Obesity is a life-threatening disease that can make life difficult. If you have recently overcome obesity, we sincerely applaud you. But you may still be left with extra skin and stubborn pockets of excess fat. At The Plastic Surgery Center in Sarasota, FL, we’re committed to helping as many people as possible be the best version of themselves. Read on to find out more about how plastic surgery after drastic weight loss could benefit you.
Weight Loss Surgery vs. Post-Weight Loss Surgery
Weight loss surgery involves making small changes to either the stomach, small intestines or both. There are different surgeries that may be recommended. For example, the gastric bypass weight loss procedure uses a camera known as a laparoscope to see where to make small incisions. The surgeon will leave a pouch of only a small portion of your stomach. The small portion of food you eat bypasses the rest of the stomach and goes straight to your small intestines to be digested.
It’s important to note that weight loss surgery is vastly different from post-weight loss surgical procedures such as a lower body lift. These procedures are designed to help people after they have already lost the weight; they are not the procedures that actually make the stomach smaller in order to lose weight.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Not everyone is a candidate for post-weight loss surgery in Sarasota. The ideal candidate strikes a delicate balance between healthy but still unhappy with excess skin and other issues in certain trouble area. Good candidates for plastic surgery after weight loss:
- Are in good overall health
- Have realistic expectations
- Have body problems that plastic surgery can be used to treat
- Are willing to commit to self-care and carefully follow the surgeon’s instructions