Patients who have undergone significant weight loss through either bariatric surgery or other means have already completed a momentous achievement. Losing the weight is the most crucial step towards a healthy life; however, the transition may feel incomplete because of loose skin and lax muscle tissues. Several patients are left with such issues, which can be uncomfortable and even hinder one's ability to exercise or perform basic daily functions.
Plastic surgery is an efficient way to address these concerns. Patients store fat in various areas of their body and develop different amounts of laxity in the skin and soft tissue.
Dr. Shuster treats patients who develop laxity in the following areas:
There are several types of suitable candidates for plastic surgery. Typical candidates for plastic surgery after weight loss are those who have:
Patients will have their nutrition monitored, and smokers will need to cease smoking several weeks before and after most plastic surgery procedures. For more information on whether you are an appropriate candidate for plastic surgery after your significant weight loss, request a consultation with Dr. Shuster either online or at his South Florida office.