Our culture has known for many years that obesity is costly not only to our health but also to our pocketbook. It is well documented that loosing weight to achieve a stable and healthy weight improves a person health. Once this is achieved some patients are saddened and discouraged because they have large amounts of loose skin on places like their face, abdomen, and outer thighs. Dr. O’Toole explains to patients that in most cases there is too much skin left behind for the skin to retract on its own. For the face, including the neck Dr. O’Toole can perform a facelift which will tighten the majority of the skin evenly and proportionately. For the abdomen Dr. O’Toole can perform an abdominoplasty, which will allow him to not only tighten and remove excess skin,but also tighten the abdominal muscles and create a flatter stomach. For the thighs a thigh lift can be performed however Dr. O’Toole would need to determine if a patient is a good candidate for this procedure as well as the others. Patients who have successfully lost weight should prepare for post massive weight loss plastic surgery. Regardless of the actual cost losing weight and maintaining a healthy stable weight is never a wasted investment. According to The Los Angeles Times Medicare could save billions of dollars if people who were pre-diabetic or at risk for cardiovascular disease took part in community-based weight-loss programs, a study finds.
Researchers projected cost savings for the government healthcare program if millions of people in the U.S. age 60 to 64 participated in a program that helped them lose weight and gain more healthful lifestyle habits.
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