Post-bariatric body contouring procedures such as tummy tuck and body lift can help restore shape and tone to your frame following significant weight loss. They can also help you maintain a healthy BMI over the long-term according to a study presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
According to the study, patients who underwent post-bariatric body contouring maintained an average BMI of 24.6 percent over a 15-year period. Those who did not undergo cosmetic treatment following bariatric surgery maintained an average 31 percent BMI. The CDC considers a BMI over 30 to be obese. By contrast, a BMI between 19 and 25 is considered healthy.
Board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Martin O’Toole is pleased to offer a range of post-bariatric body contouring options that can help you reach your aesthetic goals and maintain a healthy BMI. No matter if you are planning on undergoing bariatric surgery or if you have already successfully lost weight, Dr. O’Toole would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to discuss your needs, your options, and the best way to reach your goals.
To schedule your free consultation with Dr. O’Toole, please contact Pasadena Cosmetic Surgery today.