Blog posts in category "Bariatric Surgery"
Massive weight loss is typical after a lot of effort or bariatric surgery. Typically, weight loss of 50 - 100 pounds is considered enough to reduce your BMI/ body mass index to under 30. With this amount of weight loss, patients typically have loose skin around their entire body, including the abdomen, hip and lower back areas, thighs, knees, upper arms, and even the face and neck. A tummy tuck in such a situation is different than in a typical patient.
ASAPS's annual meeting was in Washington, DC, this past weekend. ASAPS stands for American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery/ www.surgery.org, and as far as I can tell, it's one of the world's largest aesthetic surgery meetings in the world.
If you're one of these patients, first of all CONGRATULATIONS! You've made a wonderful and hard decision to lose your weight, reduce your risks of hypertension and diabetes, and take a huge first step to permanently changing your lifestyle. It's not an easy decision to make, and I applaud you!