A recent article on Reuters Health News discusses a study which found that most successful weight loss surgery patients who had received a body contouring procedure reported experiencing a better quality of life, compared to other patients. Our doctors at BHP perform both of these procedures, and this report jibes with what we regularly hear from our patients who have received procedures ranging from liposuction to a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) following a successful weight loss surgery.
We put a great deal of effort to making sure that weight loss surgery patients have a clear and realistic view of what to expect following their procedure. While every case is different, a great many patients who experience a truly significant weight loss can expect to eventually find themselves with folds of skin and pockets of fat that may not be vulnerable to standard diet and exercise. Moreover, these folds are not only a cosmetic issue, as many patients also find them to be uncomfortable.
BHP is able to provide complete care for loose skin after a weight loss, including the procedure popularly known as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Our patients typically report that they feel as if the procedures complete the process that began with their initial weight loss procedure. Indeed, even with the very significant assistance of a bariatric surgery, patients must put some genuine effort into changing their eating habits and taking care of their health following a procedure. Many patients tell us that they feel that the results of their tummy tuck and/or liposuction procedures are a very significant reward for their efforts, and that they feel far more confident and at-home with themselves.
It gets better because we at BHP pride ourselves on using the most advanced techniques to perform all of our treatments, including abdominoplasty. An aspect of the procedure that nearly all patients find inconvenient at best are the drains that are routinely put onto patients following the surgical procedure. Fortunately, we are now able to offer many of our patients a drainless tummy tuck using TissuGlu, a surgical adhesive that allows the majority of patients to undergo a recovery without the need for any additional management of liquids during the healing process.