Healthy Weight Management and Body Contouring
A recently published 15-year study has found that people who undergo cosmetic body contouring following weight loss surgery are better able to maintain a healthy body mass index (BMI) over the long-run. This study included hundreds of participants of varying race, sex, and age who had undergone laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding.
Over a 15 year period, study participants who had followed weight loss with cosmetic body contouring maintained an average BMI of 24.6. Those who did not undergo additional cosmetic procedures averaged a BMI of 31. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, a BMI of 24.6 is within a healthy range. A BMI of 31 is considered obese.
Naples plastic surgeon Dr. Manuel Peña is pleased to offer personalized post-bariatric surgery body contouring options. These cosmetic treatments can produce a naturally toned look and work to enhance the results started by your weight loss procedure. Better still, evidence suggests these treatments can have a lasting effect on physical health as well, making them an ideal choice for anyone who has experienced rapid weight loss.
If you are interested in learning more about post-weigh loss body contouring, please contact Peña Plastic Surgery today. Dr. Peña serves Naples, Fort Myers, Estero, Bonita Springs, and surrounding areas of Florida.