Portland, ME, June 11, 2015: Owner and Founder of The Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Verne Weisberg posted a new article on his website entitled, “Involve Plastic Surgeon Before Bariatric Surgery.” Patients may think that weight loss alone will solve their self-esteem problems, however Dr. Weisberg does not agree.
According to Weisberg, “Massive weight loss as a result of bariatric or gastric bypass surgery in combination with post-weight loss cosmetic plastic surgery can do more to improve confidence than weight loss alone.” He adds, “As we begin heading out to the beaches, pools, tennis courts and summer activities, someone who has experienced massive weight loss may be even more self-conscious and embarrassed by excessive amounts of sagging skin.”
Apparently the rate of weight loss surgery is increasing, and as Weisberg reports there is a correlating increase in plastic surgeries. As Wesiberg relates, “ According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, which began tracking the procedures performed on massive weight loss patients in 2009, “Thigh lifts and upper arm lifts had their biggest single-year increase in five years in 2014, both up nine percent. Tummy tucks inched up four percent and breast lift procedures posted a ten percent increase.”(www.plasticsurgery.org/news/massive-weight-loss-fuels-surge-in-plastic-surgery.html)
Weisberg relates his experience working with post bariatric surgery patients. As a result he writes, “My experience leads me to recommend that patients considering bariatric surgery would be best served by working in tandem with a plastic surgeon prior to their weight-loss surgery.” He continues, “When weight loss surgery is approached this way, a plastic surgeon can help devise a plan for follow-up procedures that will provide the most positive psychological benefits.”
Most patients in need of massive weight loss rarely think of what happens after they lose the weight. As Weisberg explains, “While the weight loss will help alleviate life-threatening issues like heart conditions and diabetes, it will not rectify the intense psychological burden patients live with when faced with unsightly and very often disrupting sagging skin.”
“No amount of exercise or compression,” writes Weisberg, “will make it possible for patients to exercise comfortably. In many instances the sagging skin makes exercise impossible. Many experience such psychological trauma that they return to the comfort of food and regain weight.
The entire article can be found http://www.drverne.com/involve-plastic-surgeon-before-bariatric-surgery/
About Dr. Weisberg
Dr. Verne Weisberg is board certified with two surgical specialties. His first board certification is in otolaryngology (ENT), after three years of training at the prestigious Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Weisberg was then privileged to complete his plastic surgical residency at Yale University, after which he was invited to join the faculty. While a resident at Yale, Dr. Weisberg spent several months at New York University Medical Center and Manhattan Eye and Ear Hospital where he studied aesthetic surgery. In 1987, Dr. Weisberg was appointed Assistant Professor of Surgery (Plastic) by Yale University, where he taught the general surgery and plastic surgery residents. During that time, he developed a love for clinical practice and cosmetic surgery, especially after having developed the first university-based aesthetic surgery practice on his own.
For more than 26 years, Dr. Weisberg has developed the premier Aesthetic Surgical Practice in northern New England. As a double-boarded surgeon, he is uniquely trained in all aspects of facial plastic surgery with a special interest in rhinoplasty, both primary and revisional, as well as face-lifting. Dr. Weisberg enjoys performing the full variety of aesthetic plastic surgery, especially body contouring after weight loss as well as breast augmentation and lifting. Dr. Weisberg has been a pioneer in limited incisional surgery for reducing breasts, and has introduced cutting edge procedures and has written many articles on advanced techniques in aesthetic and cosmetic surgery.
About The Plastic Surgery Center
The Plastic Surgery Center is a certified surgical facility, AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc.) where we offer you a comfortable and relaxed setting with state-of-the-art technology in cosmetic surgery
We have a highly experienced and professional staff who will help make your time with us a positive experience from the initial consult with Dr. Weisberg and our Patient Care Coordinator, to surgery and then after care. We believe that each person is an individual with unique needs. To meet those needs we are committed to providing and maintaining unparalleled standards of care, excellence, quality, and above all, compassion. Our goal is to help people feel good about themselves by bringing out the beauty that’s been there all along.