Bariatric surgery is a procedure designed to help extremely overweight people lose weight. In many cases, bariatric surgery is highly successful and results in extreme weight loss. However, some patients that undergo bariatric surgery initially experience significant weight loss, but ultimately re-gain some or all of the weight.
Significant research has been conducted on this issue, and the results of one research study were recently presented at a conference of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Chicago. The study confirms that undergoing post-bariatric body contouring procedures helps patients keep the weight off.
Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roberta L. Gartside, often performs body contouring procedures on patients that have been through bariatric surgery. After significant weight loss, patients that undergo post-bariatric body contouring are often better able to meet and maintain their weight loss goals. This is likely because your newly contoured figure provides you with a little extra motivation to make the changes in your lifestyle that are necessary to maintain your results long term.
If you are in the Washington, DC area, please contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates to schedule a consultation. Dr. Gartside will meet with you to discuss your options and help you decide which post-bariatric body contouring techniques might work best for you.