|When people speak about
weight loss surgery, they often refer to a journey that takes them
from morbid obesity, to a thinner and more healthy body. But
in most cases, the journey does not end when the body is thin.
Years of pulling and stretching
the skin can create a tremendous problem of sagging body lines and
Sometimes we are lucky and our skin has enough elasticity to shrink
back to its original tightness. But more often than not, the
lost weight results in a body appearance that is totally
unacceptable and can cause new medical problems.
This section is devoted to the wonderful "art" of
plastic surgery. I call it an art because the plastic surgeon
is, in some ways, the same as a sculptor of clay or stone.
Like an artist who creates a masterpiece, a plastic surgeon
uses his or her skills, to contour and mold the body in specific
ways to create beauty, better function, and enhance the self respect
of the patient.
The information below should help you to decide if plastic
surgery is something you want to pursue. Whatever you decide
to do, I wish you well.
Thompson's Plastic Surgery Experience
webpage of Dr. Dennis J. Hurwitz, from Pittsburgh, PA, presents the
various techniques used by plastic surgeons to enhance body image. The page also has links to incredible before and after
Hurwitz was my plastic surgeon. I personally feel that it is
important to use a plastic surgeon for the work that you have done
rather than having it done by a general surgeon.
And if you can find a plastic surgeon who is accustomed to
working with weight loss surgery patients like Dr. Hurwitz, that is
even better. When you
are considering a plastic surgery solution to the problem of that
left over skin, you want to not only have that skin removed, but you
want a nice looking body also.
So you need body contouring. It is not only a surgical skill,
but also an art.