A Woman's Skin Post Bariatric Surgery Video

Dr. Anthony Gonzalez shares what happens to a woman's skin when she loses weight after bariatric surgery (procedure performed on people who are dangerously obese, for the purpose of losing weight).
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Well, most women will have excessive sagging skin after bariatric surgery. You could imagine that these bariatric operations will cause weight loss. The fat disappears and then the sack, or the skin that’s covering that fat, will sag, and therefore, plastic surgery and reconstruction of the abdomen, the breasts, the thighs, the legs, any of those areas may be necessary. Remember, plastic surgery is a cosmetic procedure. It’s not really always necessary, and it’s really a personal choice of the patient. There are a couple of factors that usually will take into account whether a woman will need plastic surgery: the amount of weight they lose, how rapid they lose the weight, and the age of the patient. Obviously, a younger woman will have more elastic skin and will recoil and may need less plastic surgery as opposed to a woman who is a little bit more advanced in age.

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