Plastic Surgery vs Bariatric Surgery

Often plastic surgeons are employed to deal with undesired effects (e.g. excessive loose skin in abdominal area) of bariatric surgery or substantial weight loss. Some of our clients ask us whether they are good candidates for plastic surgery, because they are overweight. The answer to this question is it depends. Our cosmetic surgeons evaluate each case individually and will provide you with their recommendation after they have a chance to look at your biniki photographs and the forms that they ask you to fill out.

Let’s talk about these two surgeries. Bariatric surgery differs from plastic surgery. Bariatric surgery is often referred to as a weight loss surgery. This procedure is intended for individuals who are excessively overweight. It is a surgical procedure for weight loss that is preformed on the stomach and intestines. This type of surgery changes the makeup of the digestive system, by limiting the amount of food a patient can eat and digest.

Client who come to us to deal with weight issues often think that liposuction and a tummy tuck may be an ideal solution. Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a cosmetic operation that is performed by a licensed plastic surgeon. This type of surgery removes fat from various places on the surface of one’s body. Liposuction is a surgical technique that removes extra fat located in the skin and, while full tummy tuck also tightens underlying muscle tissue. The main purpose of this procedure is to improve the body’s contour. However, there are limits to how much fat can be removed in one surgery. Consequently, some patients are good candidates for bariatric surgery.

Sounds interesting? Follow these links to learn more about three most popular bariatric surgery techniques or plastic surgery after your bariatric procedure.