Body Contouring post Gastroplasty
We've all heard the latest statistics that the US population is fighting the battle of the bulge. 60% of adults in this country are overweight and a smaller percentage are morbidly obese (100lbs over ideal body weight).
This is a huge health risk for the individual and a tremendous expense for our health care system. People who suffer from morbid obesity are more likely to become diabetics, have poor circulation, high blood pressure, increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, degenerative joint disease in the hips and knees and of course a much shortened lifespan due to these co-morbid conditions. Due to great advances in surgical treatment (gastric stapling or gastric banding via endoscopic surgery) a morbidly obese individual can improve his /her health, feel more energetic and better about himself/herself and reverse many of the co-morbid medical problems allowing for a full and quality lifespan.
Many times when a person loses a lot of weight, ends up with loose skin in the lower abdomen, thighs, arms and sagging breasts. After massive weight loss the stretched out skin is limited in how much it can tighten up. The skin folds can be very problematic because of irritation, maceration and even bad smell from infections. Many of these individuals, now that they feel better about themselves and have more energy are still shy in public since they don’t like the way they look. Dr. Marosan has been helping these individuals for years. With modern body contouring techniques he can achieve excellent results with a combination of liposuction and excision of excess loose tissues. Removing excessive tissues off the abdomen and tightening the underlying muscles to improve the waistline, lift the buttocks and thighs to improve skin and soft tissue tone, contour the arms and remove "the bat wings”, elevate and make the breasts fuller with a short scar technique and recontour the face and neck. Most of these procedures can be done on an outpatient basis, depending on the person’s overall health.
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