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Jun
13th
Is Bariatric Plastic Surgery Right for You?

Plastic surgery after weight loss can improve health and appearance. After losing weight, a person's skin may lose tautness. Sagging skin after weight loss happens whether people lose by dieting or weight loss surgery.

Age and genetics play a part in skin's tightness. If you've been obese for years, your skin likely will not look tight after losing a lot of weight.

A woman with loose-fitting pants after weight loss

Northwest Weight Loss Surgery offers cosmetic services to enhance your beauty and confidence. We also work in conjunction with board-certified plastic surgeons to help you achieve the results you deserve.

Some weight loss surgery patients aren't bothered by the appearance of sagging skin. They have gained so much through surgery: energy, fitness and a reduction in chronic health conditions. They embrace their new physique, however imperfect.

Others, however, feel frustrated or disappointed. They've lost the weight, but excess skin affects their comfort and self-esteem. It may even pose a health risk

Sometimes bariatric plastic surgery may be medically necessary. There are many things to think about before deciding to proceed. Consider the following:

Are You Still Losing Weight?

Bariatric patients can continue losing weight for several years. Patients should have a stable weight for at least a few months before considering plastic surgery. If your weight changes after you have excess skin removed, your skin will again lose tightness. 

Are You Healthy?

Good physical health is key to recovery. After weight loss surgery, many health conditions resolve or improve. However, some bariatric patients are at increased risk for nutritional deficiencies. If you can't eat enough protein or have vitamin or mineral deficiencies, you'll need to address these before surgery. Inadequate absorption of nutrients interferes with healing. Other chronic health conditions make surgery a risk.

Are Your Expectations Realistic?

Plastic surgery can remove excess skin. It will also leave scarring.  If you feel bad about sagging skin, surgery may boost self-esteem. No surgery, however, will make you happy if you're distressed about something other than your appearance. Know yourself and be realistic about the results you can expect.

Is Excess Skin a Medical Concern?

For those who lose significant weight, sagging skin can be a health issue. Repeated rashes and infections can develop in the folds of the skin. Loose skin may be heavy, interfering with mobility and exercise. 

What Are the Risks of Plastic Surgery Following Bariatric Surgery?

All surgeries carry the risk of complications. Your chance of side effects depends on your health, age, the scope of the plastic surgery and other factors. Speak with your primary care physician, weight loss surgeon and plastic surgeon to understand the benefits and risks of surgery.

How Much Does Bariatric Plastic Surgery Cost?

The cost of surgery varies from one place to another and depends on the procedure you're having. Cosmetic procedures that don't involve surgery are more affordable than complicated operations that require a stay in the hospital.

Does Insurance Pay for Plastic Surgery?

Insurance might pay for surgery that's medically necessary. Benefits don't cover cosmetic procedures, but you can explore private sources of financing. Since you elect when to have the procedure, you may be able to save for several years before going ahead with an operation.

Only you, with the advice of your doctors, can determine if plastic surgery is right for you. You'll have to weigh the possible side-effects and expense against the benefits of improved self-esteem and well-being.

Contact us for more information on our services.

Added on 06/13/2017

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Northwest Weight Loss Surgery offers options for weight loss surgery; Gastric Bypass, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Lap Band Surgery, Plication, Botox, Juvederm, Facial Peels and Medical Grade skin care products.  for Washington State, servicing the entire country including Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Tacoma, Spokane, and the Tri cities areas as well as Nationwide. We also offer weight loss surgery for patients from Canada and other countries outside of the U.S.A.

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