What Women Should Know about Plastic Surgery Post Weight Loss

Tummy Tuck Picture - LocateADoc.comYou’ve finally lost the weight! Congratulations! Now, you may be considering the possibility of body sculpting to polish off some areas that need just a little outside help from an expert.

Like any form of surgery, cosmetic surgery is a serious under-taking. Before going through with plastic surgery after weight loss, here are some points you should consider.

What to Know About Plastic Surgery Post Weight Loss

  1. You Need to be in Good Health

    Paul Vitenas , M.D.

    “Health will play a part in determining whether a body sculpting procedure is the right call for you," Houston, TX plastic surgeon Paul Vitenas, M.D. said.  "With Liposuction, it is ideal to be nicotine free for a few weeks before/after surgery, but with a tummy tuck or Body Lift the patient needs to be nicotine free for 6 weeks  - 3 months, depending on the level of nicotine in the body.”

  2. You Need Realistic Expectations

    This type of surgery will not make you look like an entirely new person. It will remove a lot of the skin and fat which can be an issue after major weight loss. It does however leave behind permanent scars. Discuss in detail what the results may look like with your doctor to get a clear idea.

  3. What is Involved in Your Body Sculpting Procedure

    Body sculpting lifts skin while removing fat to leave behind a smoother surface by using different procedures ranging from a tummy tuck to a thigh lift. How much work is done varies from patient to patient. You’ll need to go in for a consultation to get a better idea for what your procedure will involve. This will help you decide whether or not body sculpting is a good idea for you.

  4. Waiting is a Good Idea

    If you just lost a bunch of weight, it may be a good idea to wait a while. The more time passes the more the skin will shrink. This will make the procedure less severe in nature by giving your body the chance to naturally heal first.

Talk to a Doctor

The best way to feel out a procedure like this is to consult with a doctor. Visit one to discuss post-weight loss surgery soon.

To find more information on body sculpting after weight loss, find a doctor in your area and get a consultation to learn more or ask a doctor your questions.


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