Plastic Surgery Channel expert Dr. Peter Rubin from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania discusses full body rejuvenation/ body lift and the possibility of a single surgery post weight loss.
Following significant weight loss, a lot of patients want differences to be visible and hence want many areas of their body to be changed. Weight loss patients have usually spent a great deal of time and effort trying to lose weight and once they have achieved their successfully weight loss they would like to look and feel their best. However, with significant weight loss comes its own challenges of lose and excess skin and areas of the body that need lifting.
The challenge that plastic surgeons face is that they want to maintain safety for their patients while at the same time providing them with the best results. This is often times difficult as most patients would push for changes to occur as soon as possible so they may go back to their normal life and enjoy the changes brought on by their weight loss. Post weight loss full body rejuvenation is generally not a single procedure but a series and combination of procedures that are used to contour the body and allow it to look its best.
Dr. Peter Rubin is a renowned plastic surgeon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who is a specialist in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is also at the forefront of cutting edge research in the field of stem cells and tissue reconstruction and its application to plastic surgery.
Having spent many years looking after patients who have lost tremendous amounts of weight, Dr Rubin has learned that combining many different procedures which target multiple areas of the body into one surgery is definitely possible; however, the surgeon must always be cautious about the safety of the patient and there are a number of factors that he must take into consideration before agreeing to perform such a complicated procedure.
The first aspect is the patient’s overall health status, their BMI (Body Mass Index) and the specific areas that they would like to have changed. While combining treatment for a lot of areas at once is definitely possible, it may not be possible to cover every single area and therefore, it is important that a surgeon talk to the patient about staging these procedures which essentially means doing these procedures in more than one operation.
Therefore, plastic surgeons have the responsibility of ensuring that they can help the patient achieve their dreams through the full body rejuvenation procedure where it is possible to combine a lot of treatments; however they must be careful to check if the patient’s body can take on the stress of such a surgery.