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As obesity continues to be one of the most discussed health concerns facing Americans more patients are seeking body contouring procedures following massive weight loss. Post massive weight loss plastic surgery continues to be one of the areas with double-digit increases over the past few years. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight are likely to have loose and lax skin on several areas of the body. For most patients the most troublesome is the abdominal area. For a lot of reasons this can be not only unattractive but also uncomfortable. For some patients the excess skin can become susceptible to heat rash is an even infection due to the skin folds and sweat that is trapped within the folds. The excess skin on the abdomen can cause patients to require a larger waist size implants or skirts. After the victory of losing weight the inability to see attractive results due to loose and lax skin on the abdomen can lead to depression and cause some patients to begin to gain their weight back. For these reasons it is a good idea to consider post massive weight loss plastic surgery for the abdomen. For many patients and abdominoplasty may be Dr. Seify’s recommendation. The common name, a tummy tuck is more familiar to most patients. It is important for patients who have lost in extreme amount of weight to realize that their tummy tuck is not a straightforward procedure. In most cases they will require an extended abdominoplasty. This means that the incision is likely to stand beyond the hip. Depending on the amount of loose and lax skin patient should be prepared for the incision to extend the length of the loose and lax skin that is present. When the incision is not link the unknown for the plastic surgeon to capture the loose skin that is present, there is a great likelihood that there will be extreme puckering and mounds of skin left behind. These are commonly referred to as dog ears. While these can be removed later, avoiding them initially is the best choice. Also, patients need to inform Dr. Seify of their source of weight loss. If they have had weight loss surgery and are on any special vitamins or medications following the surgery it is important that they share that information prior to surgery. This will allow Dr. Seify to recommend the best plan for recovery. It is also important that patients are nutritionally healthy and that there are not deficiencies in their iron, potassium, and other important nutrients that affect the patient’s health and prognosis for healing and recovery. Post massive weight loss plastic surgery is a great decision for patients who have worked so hard to lose weight and keep it off. Patients who are considering post massive weight loss plastic surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Seify and schedule a consultation.

plastic surgeryPlastic surgery after weight loss is the desire of many patients who have lost a significant amount of weight following either weight loss surgery or a long-term nutrition plan. Most of these patients had never considered plastic surgery prior to the weight-loss and are unfamiliar with what is important when making the decision to have plastic surgery.

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Procedures

Many patients are most unhappy with the loose and lax skin on their abdomen. Most are aware of the common term tummy tuck for the abdominoplasty procedure that removes loose and lax skin. This prompts patients to begin looking for a cosmetic tummy tuck. The Internet is full of doctors offering cosmetic tummy tucks or abdominoplasty for patients who have previously had children, or lost a significant amount of weight.

Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss at Newport Plastic Surgery

Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight should be sensitive to the fact that the source of their weight loss should be an important consideration when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Seify explains to this population of patients that they should consider their abdominoplasty a more complex procedure because of the expertise required to create excellent results. As a reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Seify approaches a post massive weight loss abdominoplasty with consideration for not only the loose and lax skin(also known as an abdominal apron) but also with the surgical expertise necessary to reduce the amount of redundant skin that is more common in post massive weight loss patients than  normal weight patients who are postpartum. Dr. Seify is also careful to advise patients when the right time would be to have their plastic surgery. Rushing to have plastic surgery while patients are still losing weight and have not reached their stable weight is not ideal for the patient. The best and longest lasting results are likely for patients who are at a stable weight for at least three months. Other popular procedures for post massive weight loss patients include thigh lift, and brachioplasty(arm lift). While these procedures are typically not all combined in one surgery, Dr. Seify is careful to explain to patients which procedures should be a priority and which procedures can be combined. Safety and results are equally important in ensuring the best patient experience.