Plastic surgery, Depression, and Obesity; what’s the connection?

plastic surgeryPlastic surgery,depression, and obesity the top three topics in the media on an almost daily basis. As a new weight loss drug, Qnexa awaits final FDA approval, the population is hopeful that this drug will help what many have termed an obesity epidemic. According to Psychology Today if Qnexa is approved it would precede a very short list of FDA approved diet drugs, as currently the only other approved drug in that classification is Xenical manufactured by Roche.  Xenical aids weight loss by preventing fat absorption from the gastric tract .The somewhat abhorrent side effects that develop when high fat foods are not absorbed into the body have prevented the drug from being widely adapted. Moreover Xenical has no continuous influence on food intake such as removing craving or increasing satiety. Plastic surgery is often chosen by patients who have lost large amounts of weight.

Plastic surgery may follow after diet drug effectively improves moods

Plastic surgery is a likely choice for patients who have successfully lost weight. Phentermine a component of Qnexa has been used by itself as a diet aid. It is distantly parallel to the amphetamine category and suppresses hunger. Although never officially accepted by the FDA as a  weight loss drug, it has been prescribed for dieters for years and the internet is brimming with advertisements promoting its influence. Topiramate the other ingredient in relation to Qnexa is used to control epileptic seizures and migraines although it has also been prescribed to help people afflicted from bipolar disorder. When used by people with personality disorders it was found to intensify satiety. Topiramate s cognitive impairment side effect was an oft noted conceivably possible problem, but combining it with the stimulant phentermine may counteract that unpleasant side effect.

Plastic Surgery Should Only be Considered After Health Has Been Accessed.

Plastic surgery with Dr. Seify will  require every new patient to submit a complete medical health information form. This allows him to assess the patient’s medical history including history of depression as well as obesity concerns. Patients should be forthcoming and include any and all medications including prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Patients who have had last surgery procedures including body contouring procedures like liposuction or abdominoplasty as well as breast augmentation should be conscious of the importance of maintaining a stable and healthy weight. It should be noted that weight gain as small as 10 to 15 pounds can affect the results of a breast augmentation. Patients could find that their breasts are larger than they had originally desired if the weight gain has caused an increase in breast size. Body contouring procedures could look markedly different if the patient gains weight after the procedure. The best advice is for patients to maintain a healthy diet as well as exercise regularly for the best long-term results.

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