A new study presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons has found that patients who undergo post-bariatric surgery body contouring are better able to maintain a healthy BMI. The study looked at 15 years of data on a number of patients who had undergone lap-band surgery and found that those who had procedures such as tummy tuck surgery maintained an average BMI of 24.6 percent. Those who declined post-bariatric surgery body contouring treatment averaged a BMI of 31 percent – a percentage that is still considered obese by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. By contrast 24.6 percent is within the healthy range established by the CDC.
Post-Bariatric Surgery Body Contouring
Board-certified Andover plastic surgeon Dr. George Chatson offers a number of post-bariatric surgery body contouring options. Depending on how your body has responded to rapid weight-loss, Dr. Chatson may recommend options such as:
· Tummy tuck surgery
· Thigh lift
Which option or combination of options are right for you will depend entirely on your needs and can best be determined during your initial consultation with our experienced plastic surgeon.
To schedule your post-bariatric surgery body contouring consultation at our Andover, Massachusetts or Nashua, New Hampshire plastic surgery center, please contact George P. Chatson, MD today.