Body contouring after major weight loss is a procedure which removes excess skin from the body and improves the tone of underlying tissue. As weight is gained, the skin is stretched. Over time the skin can lose elasticity, leaving it unable to shrink as the weight is lost. Many men and women work very hard to achieve a healthy weight only to be left with unsightly loose folds of skin that can be heavy and cause hygiene and health problems.
There are many topics to discuss when considering body contouring surgery and being completely candid with the surgeon will help to insure the best outcome is achieved. A client's lifestyle, health and wishes are all taken into consideration. Below are just a few items that are discussed during the consultation with Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery.
- Why is body contouring surgery being considered?
- What are the expectations and desired outcome of the surgery?
- When did the weight loss begin and how long has the patient been at a stable weight?
- Discuss the patient's medical conditions and previous surgeries, drug allergies and medical treatments, including current medications, vitamins and herbal supplements as well as alcohol and tobacco use.
Our surgeons and staff will use this information to evaluate the patient's general health status and any pre-existing health conditions. They will discuss general risk factors as well as any individual risk factors a patient may have. They will also talk to the patient about the recommended course of treatment and any potential complications. If it is decided that body contouring is right for the patient, then photographs will be taken for the patient's medical record.
Paul A. Berry, M.D., and Kevin Kunkel, M.D., are board certified and members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Why is this important?
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Should you have any questions or need further information on Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery, please call 918-502-7175
. The staff will be happy to give you the tools to make the best decision for you and your family.