Investigating the boost in Post Weight Loss Surgeries
It seems that the appearance of new trends is a very common situation in the field of plastic/cosmetic surgery. In previous posts we’ve studied the new hypes related to enhancing jaws, facial characteristics (the selfie craze) and bottoms
Now the demand for another group of procedures seems to rapidly increase. Bariatric surgeries make it possible for thousands of patients to drastically lower their weight and such procedures are generally accepted as a drastic solution for patients suffering from issues related to increased weight! This boost in bariatric surgeries inevitably brings about a rise in post-bariatric procedures, thus quickly building a new trend! It’s the result of a bariatric surgery that calls for a cosmetic procedure to make this result look more attractive. Dr. Tim Wolter describes how strongly are bariatric and post bariatric procedures related: “We know that a successful weight-loss surgery greatly improves patients’ chances of keeping at bay diabetes and risk of other lifestyle diseases. But mental wellbeing is dependent very much on how the patients perceive themselves, and this is where cosmetic procedures come in,”
The main issue caused by a bariatric surgery is definitely the excess skin and cosmetic procedures appear to be the only option to treat this. Dr. Fairley, a dedicated plastic surgeon comments: “As more and more patients opt for weight-loss procedures to improve their lives, we have also seen an exponential increase over the last decade in the number of people who come in for related cosmetic procedures. In fact, 50 per cent of the cosmetic surgeries we perform at our hospital are post-weight-loss operations,”.
Reports from Abu Dhabi show that lifestyle diseases is among the major health issues in the area, but we have no reasons to doubt that a similar trend takes place in most of the civilized corners of this planet. According to the HAAD (Health Authority Abu Dhabi) it’s 1/3 of males and 38% of females that are obese, which is an obvious lifestyle result. So obesity is a major issue which makes bariatric procedures a major solution. And as we explained in the previous paragraphs this causes a boost in all these cosmetic procedures that improve the outcome of a bariatric surgery. Thus Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift, Arm Lift and a few other procedures are becoming increasingly popular. It’s quite important (and a bit scarry) that someone needs 3 to 4 procedures in order to achieve a decent improvement in sagging skin.
This makes quite obvious that opting for a bariatric surgery should be avoided unless it’s quite necessary for a patient. Diet, exercise, and a healthier lifestyle are much less invasive solutions comparing to such painful procedures that are connected to a sequence of other (equally painful and extremely expensive) treatments.
So, all possible patients should think responsibly before opting for such solutions!