Weight Loss Surgeries Spur Demand for Plastic Surgery

With an increase in bariatric surgeries, many patients are also undergoing cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin that does not fully contract after weight loss surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in comparing 2014 to 2013 there has been an uptick in post-bariatric surgeries for the following procedures – 9% increase…

Paul Mason – What Plastic Surgery Patients Can Learn

Plastic surgery does more than employ various surgical and nonsurgical procedures to provide patients with trimmer bodies, more youthful appearances and improved self-esteem; it can truly change lives. The case of Paul Mason offers resounding proof of this. Once tipping the scales at nearly 1000 pounds, Mason managed to lose an impressive 650 pounds, but…

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…

Are Selfies Spurring Surge in Plastic Surgery?

Is there a direct correlation between selfies and plastic surgery? Thirty three percent (33%) of plastic surgeons have seen an uptick in cosmetic surgery requests as a result of patients being more self-conscious of their looks due to social media, according to a report published by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery…

Which Lipo Is Right for Me?

Liposuction has become one of the most popular methods for men and women achieve the body they desire. Liposuction can remove excess fat, create a slimmer midsection, and bring about a more youthful appearance. It can also provide a boost of self-confidence and jump-start a more healthy and active lifestyle. As the number of Liposuction…

Gastric Bypass Should Include Body Contouring

A study published in the October 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, indicates that gastric bypass patients who undergo body contouring are more likely to maintain weight loss than patients who receive only gastric bypass surgery. Gastric bypass is a procedure which sections off…