Congratulations! You have lost 100+ pounds… now what? You feel more energetic. Your joints feel better. Your diabetes and hypertension are gone. Many of your co-morbid conditions have either resolved or improved since your weight loss surgery. Unfortunately, the excess skin around your abdomen, breasts, neck, arms, and thighs is
There continues to be more attention directed to the care and treatment of the obese patient. One of these reasons is the increasing incidence of obesity worldwide. The prevalence of obesity was 39.8% and affected about 93.3 million US adults in 2015-2016, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.
There are a variety of different perspectives and stereotypes associated with plastic surgery, both positive and negative, that have evolved over the past decade. It used to be something kept secret and had an enormous amount of shame stigma associated with it. However, once the Hollywood elite began revealing their
I often tell my patients that being a plastic surgery patient after massive weight loss is like being a medical resident. Are you wondering how? When I went to medical school, I naively thought that I would be a doctor when I graduate in four years. That was somewhat true.
In religion and literature, the belly button is a symbol of maternal connection and a reminder of our humanity. Da Vinci and Michelangelo carefully crafted the belly button as an essential and defining part of the human body as they explored the human anatomy. Yet, exposure of the belly button has been
The amount of weight loss after bariatric surgery, the age of the patient, their genetic makeup as well as skin type will determine if skin removal surgery is a reasonable option after large amounts of weight loss. The patient's body makeup along with the amount of deflation will help predict
Bariatric surgery leads to a significant amount of loose skin and deflation referred to in Plastic Surgery as lipodystrophy. A person’s age and their genetics will often result in varying degrees of loose skin in different parts of the body. In my practice, having done reconstructive surgery for massive weight
There are many myths and urban legends when it comes to reducing the excess skin after weight loss. Some people suggest fantastic creams or magical lotions, while others suggest only losing a certain percentage of fat over a specific amount of time. Since there is so much confusion, first let
Typically, hospitals require you to arrive two or more hours before your plastic surgery procedure. Extra time is required because there is a lot of paperwork that needs to be completed. Start your preparations now so you are ready on the date of your plastic surgery hospital stay. Plan to
I recently presented a free paper session in the ISAPS 2018 congress in Miami for a future publication. This article is about the perfect combination of which I called A MARRIAGE that cannot be dissolved! Great Surgical Result and Safety. Safety and Results for a Lower Body Lift After WLS