After achieving successful weight-loss sometimes the true results cannot be seen due to excessive loose skin. On shows like Extreme Weight Loss they address this problem by offering participants plastic surgery if they have successfully reached a target weight making them applicable for the procedure. Operations such as upper arm lifts have increased drastically since the year 2000. With these types of surgeries becoming more accessible to the average person it's important to know the ins and outs before taking the plunge.
I had the opportunity to ask Plastic Surgeon Dr. Burnett a few questions regarding excess skin removal surgery also known as body contouring. Dr. Burnett is a Board Certified surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a fellow of The American College of Surgeons, and has practiced in Westfield for over ten years. Dr. Burnett is affiliated with Overlook Hospital in Summit NJ, and Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Rahway, NJ. “We get very involved with each patient. We take our time. Most doctors go only as far as eliminating the problems that patients complain about. We listen.” says Dr. Burnett.
Keep reading to see if you qualify for this procedure!
What happens to your skin when you lose weight?
As we rapidly lose a large amount of weight our natural skin envelope becomes loose and somewhat in inelastic. Striae, also known as stretch marks may occur.
What do you look for when deciding on candidates for the excess skin removal?
Candidates for excessive skin removal must have skin redundancy and have maintained a stable weight for at least one year. We also confirm that the patient is satisfied at their current weight and is not seeking to lose significantly more weight in the near future.
Is it important that the patient has successful lost and maintained their weight loss for a specific amount of time?
Patients must maintain a stable weight for at least one year.
How should the patient keep their skin tight after having this type of surgery?
Patients can keep their skin tight by maintaining or increasing their muscle mass. Additional weight loss is discouraged.
What recommendations do you have for patients that can't afford this procedure?
If you can not afford the procedures you should find a plastic surgery clinic at a teaching hospital and inquire about discounted rates. The procedures will be performed by a resident staff member under attending physician supervision.
For more information visit: http://www.burnettplasticsurgery.com/
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