Patients Seeking to Transform their Lives Through Weight Loss Should Seek Out the Advice of Plastic Surgeons, says We Know Beauty

Most patients would benefit from a consultation with a plastic surgeon prior to a bariatric procedure, say prominent Los Angeles-area plastic surgeons

Dec 14, 2012, 14:27 ET from We Know Beauty

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More and more patients are turning to surgical solutions to overcome weight problems and transform their lives. While some turn to liposuction, bariatric procedures are growing increasingly common for those with the most severe weight issues and who see a pathway to a better life with a healthier body image. The group of widely respected board certified plastic surgeons of We Know Beauty suggest that many prospective bariatric surgery patients might benefit from a consultation with a plastic surgeon to discuss such matters as the ramifications of bariatric procedures as compared to liposuction recovery.

Dr. Maher M. Anous and the other widely renowned surgeons of We Know Beauty suggest that prospective bariatric patients in particular should seek out a consultation with plastic surgeons prior to their surgery. The very rapid and dramatic weight loss that often follows such operations as gastric sleeve, lap band, or bypass frequently results in large amounts of unattractive loose skin. Body contouring procedures are very frequently recommended following weight loss surgery, but some studies suggest that only a relatively small fraction of bariatric patients are alerted to this reality prior to surgery.

There is, however, another excellent reason prospective bariatric patients may want to visit a plastic surgeon like the outstanding doctors of "We Know Beauty." Some patients may be able to get enough benefit from some less invasive procedures that might, at least in the short term, obviate the need for bariatric procedures. Since bariatric procedures severely alter the size of such crucial organs as the stomach and intestines, knowing all the alternatives is never a bad thing.

Patients with less serious weight gain that has nevertheless proven resistant to such traditional weight loss measures as decreased caloric intake and increased exercise may, in certain cases, be better off with liposuction in place of bariatric procedures. Many types of body fat cannot be suctioned away via liposuction, but many types can. The only way to find out is to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon.

Regardless, patients who are considering surgical solutions to their persistent and serious weight issues will benefit from consulting with a plastic surgeon before going through with their first procedure. In the case of prospective bariatric patients, it especially makes sense to go through possible outcomes with more than one doctor. The more knowledge patients have prior to a procedure, the better off they are.

For more information regarding We Know Beauty and to schedule a complimentary consultation in preparation for possible bariatric surgery or liposuction, visit or call 800-832-0510.

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