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Today, more and more people are undergoing bariatric surgery, which allows obese patients to lose large amounts of weight over a short period of time. Unfortunately, this leaves them with large flaps of skin that do not disappear even after the fat-based weight comes off. Not surprisingly, the response has been a rise in body contouring surgeries such as tummy tucks, lower body lifts, arm lifts, etc.
Body contouring surgery is a wonderful option to return your body to a fitter shape after bariatric surgery or any massive weight loss. If you're considering weight loss surgery, speak with your doctor about when and if you may be able to have body contouring procedures after you've lost your desired weight. You can also find qualified doctors by searching your local listings for cosmetic surgeons. If you have bariatric surgery and then wish to have body contouring work done, it's a good idea to have your two doctors be in touch and share your medical file. That way each doctor will be aware of the state of your health and recovery.
After your surgery you can expect considerable pain, however your doctor will prescribe medication to lessen your discomfort. Compression garments -- like corsets or vest-like garments -- will have to be worn for a few months afterwards.