Who Is A Candidate For Post Weight Loss Body Contouring?

Dr. Owen Reid, MD, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon, discusses who would be a candidate for Post Body Weight Loss Contouring.

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Dr. Owen Reid, MD, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon, discusses who would be a candidate for Post Body Weight Loss Contouring.
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Featuring Dr. Owen Reid, MD, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon Who Is A Candidate For Post Weight Loss Body Contouring? Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds

For the purposes of research and reporting, massive weight loss is often defined as a reduction in weight of up to 50 pounds. People can achieve this weight loss through various ways.

Many people do so by self-directed changes in diet and exercise, while other people work with an obesity medicine specialist, and many patients now are enrolled in a multidisciplinary bariatric surgery program.

All of these weight loss methods are good precursors to post-weight loss body contouring. There are a number of reasons that people seek out post-weight loss body contouring. These procedures aim to improve cosmetic deformities related to loose, excess skin, but they also often provide relief of physical symptoms, and improve self-image and overall quality of life.

Prior to booking a consultation for post-weight loss body contouring, it’s important that patients are weight-stable for three months and preferably six months. There are other important factors to consider prior to your consultation. Chronic medical conditions related to obesity, such as sleep apnea, diabetes, hypertension, and anemia, should all be treated or managed as best possible.

Patients who are smokers should try and quit smoking, as this greatly enhances the safety of these operations. And patients also need to consider the social supports that are necessary for them to successfully go through the recovery after these procedures.

In summary, good candidates for post-weight loss body contouring are adult men and women who have achieved a weight loss of more than 50 pounds, and have now developed a healthy and active lifestyle with a stable weight and a BMI of less than 35.

If you think that you would benefit from post-weight loss body contouring, consider contacting your local plastic surgeon to arrange a consultation.

Presenter: Dr. Owen Reid, Plastic Surgeon, Richmond, BC

Local Practitioners: Plastic Surgeon

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.