Posted on 07/04/2014 at 12:00 AM by Todd Eibes, MD
Dramatic weight loss has many benefits, but after weight loss surgery the skin and tissues often lack the elasticity to conform to a reduced body size.
With significant weight loss over a relatively short period of time, patients are often left with excessive amounts of hanging skin that creates a multitude of problems such as daily hygiene and finding clothes that fit properly.
Reconstructive surgery is not required after a weight loss procedure, however many patients begin to consider it as their health improves.
These characteristics make you a good candidate:
The changes a body will go through following weight loss surgery and subsequent diet and exercise programs vary from person to person, however general areas of concern that may be addressed through plastic surgery include:
It’s important to be realistic when considering reconstructive surgery. Keep the following in mind:
If you think you want to be considered as a candidate for reconstructive surgery following a weight loss procedure, a consultation with a plastic surgeon should provide you with a basic understanding of the procedures and the results you can expect.
While Iowa Weight Loss Specialists does not provide reconstructive surgery services, we have worked with several plastic surgeons with excellent results including Central Iowa based Dr. Robbins, Dr. Reece, Dr. Sherman, and Dr. Lekkas.
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