Body Contouring Helps Post Bariatric Patients Keep off the Weight


More post-bariatric surgery patients who have used bariatric surgery to help with their weight loss efforts may now want to consider getting plastic surgery in order to maintain their weight loss. New research conducted at the Henry Ford Hospital found that patients who used contouring surgery—such as face or breast lifts, tummy tucks, or the removal of saggy skin—had a Body Mass Index (BMI) decrease of 18.24 two and a half years after their bariatric procedure, while patients who did not have plastic surgery after their procedure only had a BMI decrease of 12.45. Researchers believe that those with better body image have an easier time maintaining a healthy weight. Plastic surgery has commonly been seen as a way to boost one’s confidence, but this new study may help show just how powerful of an aid confidence can be when it comes to weight loss.

Award winning and esteemed Seattle plastic surgeon like Dr. Shahram Salemy understand the powerful effects that body contouring can have on patients who have undergone bariatric surgery. Dr. Salemy has seen firsthand how his patients who used body contouring were able to get a visual representation of how far they had come in their weight loss journey, which in turn inspired them to continue working towards a healthy and sustainable body weight.

Considered by his peers to be one of the leaders in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Salemy has been keeping his patients satisfied for years, and his efforts have won him the Patients’ Choice Award for five consecutive years. Using the latest technology and the safest techniques, Dr. Salemy works hard to make sure that each and every one of his patients receives top-quality care, while also getting the results they wanted. He performs a variety of procedures, including breast augmentation, facial rejuvenations, and body contouring.

To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Salemy, call (206) 467-1101 or email his Seattle office.

Source: Henry Ford Health System. “Body contouring after bariatric surgery helps obese patients keep weight off.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 11 October 2014