Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight and are maintaining that weight loss, may be a good candidate for reconstructive/plastic surgery. After significant weight loss, patients may be left with excess skin on portions of the body where fat was stored such as on the arms, belly, thighs, breasts, neck, buttocks and the eye area. This can affect their quality of life as well as having some medical implications. Reconstructive surgery can improve these conditions and restoring body image through reshaping procedures is an important part of care for some post weight loss patients.
Reconstructive and Body contouring surgery is a highly specialized field of plastic surgery. It is important that you discuss reconstructive surgical options with your bariatric surgeon who can then refer you to a plastic surgeon specializing in post weight loss reconstructive surgery.
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