I read Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss shortly after undergoing abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) with Dr. Joseph F. Capella. Dr. Capella is one of the authors of the book along with Dr. Jeffrey L. Sebastian and Dr. J. Peter Rubin.
The Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss book was chockfull of information that, in hindsight, would have educated me in many aspects of my tummy tuck before surgery. I simply didn’t know what I didn’t know! Nowadays, I recommend this book as required reading for everyone considering plastic surgery to restore their figure after massive weight loss (80-lbs. or more).
Written in a patient-friendly style, the Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss book packs clear concise information, multiple illustrations and photographs, tables and other visual guides that prepare you for the surgery.
Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss is Complex
The true success of your weight loss becomes fully realized by reshaping the body into its ideal proportions. In fact, researchers conclude that the treatment of morbid obesity should not be deemed achieved unless plastic surgery has been considered.
Patients are left with sagging folds of redundant skin and fat following massive weight loss that cause physical and psychological difficulties. These problems can be resolved dramatically and permanently through body contouring procedures such as the abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) or a circumferential body lift, and procedures such as the thigh lift, arm lift, and breast lift.
The challenge is that these surgical procedures performed on the massive weight loss patient are complex and labor-intensive. And the wide spectrum of body contour deformities that can follow massive weight loss often exceed the magnitude of what plastic surgeons have traditionally addressed.
The Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss book helps the reader to understand why it is crucial to work with a plastic surgeon who specializes in post-massive weight loss body contouring. It doesn’t matter if that massive weight loss was achieved through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery. You should find a bariatric plastic surgeon with a large experience.
Your Plastic Surgery Questions Answered
I find that Drs. Capella, Sebastian, and Rubin, authors of Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss understand patients’ concerns as we explore having reconstructive surgery. Among the pressing questions they answer are:
How soon after surgery can I have excess skin be removed?
Which surgery should I have first?
How many surgeries can I have at one time?
Should I have a tummy tuck or a body lift?
Will I have much pain after contouring surgery?
Can my breasts be restored to normal?
Where will scars from the surgery be visible?
When can I return to work and resume physical activity?
What about fees? Will insurance pay?
The book contains 136 color illustrations and photos, including dozens of “before and after” photos of surgery patients, as well as an appendix, resource section, glossary, and index. Buy the Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss book new or used in paperback or the Kindle edition on Amazon.
Body Contouring Surgery after Weight Loss Results
You may enjoy reading about my dramatic results from plastic surgery after weight loss. Spoiler alert: I went from a size 14 to a size 2 from my body contouring after weight loss with Dr. Joseph F. Capella. And I look 10-20 years younger after my facial plastic surgery with Dr. Catherine Winslow.
Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life