Bariatric surgery is like a magic pill for people who just cannot find an effective way to handle their weight problems. All the years you have spent worrying about your weight can be addressed by weight loss surgery. Before you get too excited with your new weight and start a new life, you have to deal with loose skin. Excess and sagging skin reminds you of the long ordeal you had with your weight. It is only fitting that you get rid of it through post bariatric surgery, which is composed of a series of body contouring procedures.
Here at our Cleveland plastic surgery practice, we regularly encounter patients who want excess skin removed to have a better body contour. There is good reason to do the same if you wish to improve your figure and achieve long-term weight control.
Improved Long-Term Weight Control After Body Contouring
Controlling your weight after bariatric surgery can still be challenging. Since the goal of weight loss surgery is to help you lose weight and reduce your risks of developing health problems, it is important for you to maintain your weight. If you undergo post bariatric surgery, you might have better long-term weight control.
According to a study reported in the October 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, patients who have had body contouring demonstrated better long-term weight control after bariatric surgery. The study revealed that patients who underwent gastric bypass alone had an average weight of 220 pounds and weight regain of about 50 pounds. On the other hand, patients who had gastric bypass plus body contouring had an average weight of 176 pounds and an average weight regain of 14 pounds only.
Importance of Post Bariatric Surgery
Obese patients lose a massive amount of weight through bariatric surgery. However, many of them regain the weight after several years. This increases their risks of health problems related to obesity and therefore makes bariatric surgery unsuccessful. Since body contouring procedures improve long-term weight control, they have to be considered to make bariatric surgery successful and to reduce any health risks.
To fully enjoy the benefits of bariatric surgery, request an appointment with Dr. Totonchi by calling 216-778-2262 or filling out this online contact form to learn more about the various body contouring techniques available. This is your chance to have a better figure and improve long-term weight control; don’t miss out on this opportunity!