Flower Mound, TX, June 23, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery experience a dramatic change in their bodies in the months following surgery. While this transformation improves their overall health and appearance, the sudden drop in weight often causes irreversible changes to skin laxity, leaving excess skin stretched out and loose. This can be a source of frustration for people who have worked so hard to reach their goal weight.
Fortunately, body contouring procedures, such as those performed by Dr. Drew Sanderson of Flower Mound Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Spa, can help restore a natural appearance to a bariatric patient’s new body.
As an added benefit, research shows that body contouring may also help patients keep the weight off. According to a study published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, patients who followed up weight loss surgery with at least one body contouring procedure gained back less weight over the course of seven years than individuals who did not.
Body contouring does not refer to a single procedure, but rather a range of surgeries that smooth, lift or tighten specifically targeted areas. Some of the most common body contouring procedures include arm lifts, tummy tucks and breast lifts. Liposuction can also be combined with these procedures as part of the body contouring process.
“Surgery after massive weight loss may involve a broad variety of operations and even different body areas. To restore a natural appearing body contour, patients having undergone massive weight loss may need a breast lift, abdominoplasty, butt lift, arm lift or even a thigh lift,” says Dr. Sanderson, who has extensive training and experience in cosmetic body surgery.
Given the comprehensive nature of bariatric surgery, patients who lose a significant amount of weight — anywhere from 50 to 150 lbs. — need to address several areas that have loose, stretched skin. Dr. Sanderson takes the time to thoroughly each patient during the pre-operative consultation and formulates a treatment plan tailored to their needs and goals.
“While it would not be safe to have all of these at the same time and each patient may not even need all of them, it is not uncommon for this patient population to need at least one or two of these types of surgeries,” he says.
Dr. Sanderson offers expert care with a personal touch to all of his patients. Those interested in body contouring or other cosmetic services are encouraged to call Flower Mound Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Spa at 972-691-7900 or visit their website at www.flowermoundplasticsurgery.com
About Dr. Drew Sanderson
Dr. J. Drew Sanderson has extensive training in cosmetic surgery of the face, eyes, nose, breasts, and body. He is known for his individualized and comprehensive treatment plans, as well as a dedication to perfection that results in complete patient satisfaction.
Dr. Sanderson earned his undergraduate degree from Texas State University, and his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He did his surgery internship at the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Memphis, and his Plastic and Reconstructive Residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Dr. Sanderson is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Sanderson works closely with all of his patients, to help them achieve their desired results.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact Dr. Sanderson at 972-691-7900, or http://www.flowermoundplasticsurgery.com.