Plastic Surgery Following Surgical Weight Loss
Some, but not all, surgical weight loss patients need plastic surgery following their procedures. Factors which contribute to need for follow-up plastic surgery include starting weight, how much weight you lose, age, skin elasticity, and response to exercise. Please note that most insurers will not pay for plastic surgery unless it is medically necessary due to a significant amount of excess skin. Please refer to the following links for more information about plastic surgery:
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons - The ASPS is the member society of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is recognized by the AMA. This web site has been designed to provide a variety of information about plastic surgery, from news on the latest advances and techniques to details of specific surgical procedures, including how to prepare for surgery after gastroplasty surgery, the types of anesthesia used and how long recovery takes. Look for answers to the most frequently asked questions about plastic surgery and statistics, including the average costs of various procedures.
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons - This organization is also comprised of physicians certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery of the face and body. This site contains a variety of information on cosmetic procedures, news publications on latest advances and studies in cosmetic surgery, as well as a doctor locator. Additionally, this site enables visitors to send questions to ASAPS surgeons and often posts quizzes for individuals interested in cosmetic surgery or solutions after gastroplasty surgery.
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - The AAFPRS is the member society of facial plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, which is recognized by the AMA. These surgeons specialize in procedures involving the head and neck. This site also provides procedure information, a doctor locator, and information about the association.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons - This area offers a general overview of cosmetic surgery procedures. It details of specific surgical procedures, including how to prepare for surgery, the types of anesthesia used and how long recovery takes.
American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - This link Includes general information for procedures involving the head and neck. Additionally, this includes FAQs, a glossary of medical terms, and before and after photos.