A new study presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons suggests that patients who undergo body contouring procedures following bariatric surgery maintain a healthier BMI than those who do not. This study found that over a 15 year period, those who had undergone producers such as tummy tuck following bariatric surgery maintained a BMI of 24.6 percent – which is within the “healthy” range as determined by the CDC. Those who choose to forgo post-bariatric body contouring averaged a BMI of 31 percent, which is obese on the scale developed by the CDC.
Board-certified Washington, DC plastic surgeon Dr. Eric Desman offers a range of body contouring procedures that can restore ideal form to people who have experienced rapid weight loss. Post-bariatric body contouring options he may suggest include:
· Thigh lift
· Breast lift
· Breast reduction
The procedures best suited to help you reach your goals will be dependent on factors unique to your body and discussed in greater detail during your initial consultation.
To schedule your post-bariatric surgery body contouring consultation with Dr. Desman, please contact the Virginia Center for Plastic Surgery today. We serve patients living in and around Washington, DC from our convenient Alexandria location.