Weight Loss After Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic plastic surgery can be a great way to improve your physical appearance and change the way you feel. Before making the decision to have plastic surgery in Denver, it is important to make sure that you are both mentally and physically prepared. Weight loss after plastic surgery can alter the outcome of certain cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. If you are considering a tummy tuck, breast augmentation or similar procedure but plan to lose weight following surgery, it is best to reach your desired weight before scheduling your operation.
While a few pounds of weight loss after plastic surgery won’t be incredibly noticeable, significant weight loss can greatly alter your silhouette. It’s generally a good idea to avoid gaining or losing any more than 10% of your body weight. Losing or gaining more than this amount can stretch or loosen the skin and can cause sagging.
For patients who have had breast implant surgery, losing a significant amount of weight after the procedure may cause the breasts to appear much larger in proportion to the rest of the body. Some patients often undergo a breast reduction and need a breast lift following significant weight loss after breast implant surgery.
Ideal weight and any subsequent efforts to lose weight is a personal decision. Some patients are happier with their natural curves than others. Successful cosmetic surgery of any kind centers around what is best for each individual patient. If you’re considering plastic surgery in Denver and would like to discuss your options with Dr. Serota, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com.