Body Contouring Surgery After Weight Loss (Paperback)

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Are you among the tens of thousands of people who have lost a dramatic amount of weight?  If so, congratulations! You did it! Those years of struggling and failed diets are behind you. Perhaps you did it through weight loss surgery. Or, perhaps it was through diet and exercise. Either way, you have created a new body and a new life for yourself.                 But, now that the weight is gone, are you left with extra skin? If so, it likely causes you embarrassment and perhaps hygiene problems as well. Fortunately, body contouring surgery can help restore a more natural look to your body.
The authors of this book, respected plastic surgeons, have performed hundreds of body contouring procedures on weight loss patients, and they understand your concerns as you explore having reconstructive surgery. Among the 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 & after" photos of surgery patients, as well as an appendix, resource section, glossary, and index.

About the Author

Jeffrey Sebastian, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He lives in Los Angeles. Joseph F. Capella, MD, is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon with a special interest in cosmetic surgery. He lives in Ramsey, New Jersey. J. Peter Rubin, MD, is assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring and other aesthetic techniques. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Praise For…

"Patient-friendly softback packs clear concise information, multiple illustrations and photographs, tables and other visual guides."  —Journal of the Kentucky Medical Association

"Would fit well in public libraries, in resource centers, or specialty clinic offices." —Consumer Connection, newsletter of the Medical Library Association

Product Details
ISBN: 9781886039186
ISBN-10: 1886039186
Publisher: Addicus Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2006
Pages: 180
Language: English