A newly published study has found that people who undergo body contouring after bariatric surgery are more likely to maintain a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI) over the long-run. This 15-year study followed a diverse cross-section of men and women who had used bariatric surgery for weight loss – some of whom underwent body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty and body lift following their weight loss procedure, and some who did not.
After 15 years, the average BMI of those who had not undergone contouring procedures was 31 percent, which is considered “obese” by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Those who had undergone post-bariatric body contouring averaged a BMI of 24.6 percent, which is within the “healthy” range developed by the CDC. These findings, presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, clearly indicate that post-bariatric body contouring offers long-term benefits both health-wise and aesthetically.
Board-certified Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Jon Harrell is pleased to offer a full range of body contouring procedures that can help people who have lost significant weight restore tone and definition now and well into the future. He would be happy to discuss your options with you in greater detail during your body contouring consultation.
To schedule your consultation with Dr. Harrell, please contact the Weston Center for Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery today. Dr. Harrell proudly serves Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding areas of Florida.