Thirty one percent of the United States population is classified as obese. As people begin to understand the medical conditions associated with being overweight they have recently turned to surgical weight loss options. Five years of Dr. Sands’ training was spent at Memorial Herman Hospital in the Texas Medical Center Houston. Part of this rigorous training was spent at one of the countries busiest bariatric centers of excellence. Since 2002, bariatric surgical procedures have exponentially increased and patients have become aware of the problems that occur with sagging, excess skin. Body contouring is a general term that describes a collection of surgical procedures usually done in stages for refining different areas of the body. Some of these procedures can be safely done at the same time but your surgeon will advise you of the safest plan for you.
“Since my training, I have always felt that these patients are a very special subset of patients with real problems after their massive weight loss. No one ever realizes the emotional and physical impact of losing such a drastic amount of weight. Although extremely happy with their weight loss and possible resolution of multiple medical problems, patients develop frustration with the limitations that loose skin poses on their daily activity. I consider it a privilege to be on a transformational journey with these patients. I love to see the change in attitude and confidence once a patient’s recovery is complete. Although the idea of these transformations is very exciting, I take the preoperative evaluation very seriously. Massive weight loss patients can present with significant aberrations in medical health and nutrition that requires diligent optimization of various factors to ensure the greatest patient safety.”
Thomas Trey Sands, MD
While the cost, surgical time and recovery period for the Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss procedure varies for each patient, the chart below provides you with benchmarks for this plastic surgery procedure compared to others.
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