Patients who have plastic surgery to re-shape their bodies after bariatric treatments have the ability to preserve dramatically higher weight reduction than those who do not have surgical procedure, a study indicated.
Bariatric surgical procedure includes a variety of procedures executed on people that are obese.
‘We are encouraged by the concept that improved body picture can translate into better, long-term maintenance of a healthier weight and also a much better top quality of life for our clients,’ claimed Donna Tepper, plastic specialist at the Henry Ford Medical facility in the US.
The study followed 94 patients that underwent bariatric surgery at Henry Ford from 2003 to 2013.
Of those, 47 consequently had physical body re-contouring procedures.
Some previously overweight individuals opt for plastic surgery – such as face or bust lift, lifts of sagging arms, thighs or buttocks – to get rid of in-elastic excess skin and also tissue after substantial weight reduction to re-shape or re-contour their bodies.
The researchers recorded each patient’s Body Mass Index (BMI) both prior to their bariatric surgery and also 2.5 years after the procedure.
‘Of the people that went through contouring surgical procedure, the ordinary decrease in BMI was 18.24 at 2.5 years compared with a statistically significant 12.45 at 2.5 years for those who did not have even more surgery,’ Tepper explained.
There is a high incidence of patients that restore weight after bariatric surgery.
‘While brand-new workings with recommend that aesthetic procedures adhering to bariatric surgical treatments might add to enhancing their lasting results, future research studies will look at adjustments in BMI after 5 years as well as just how different kinds of contouring procedures may maintain weight reduction,’ Tepper noted.
The results existed at the yearly seminar of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in Chicago Saturday.