Weight loss surgery has been on the rise for the past several years, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic. The surge in bariatric surgery has caused plastic surgery procedures, such as tummy tuck, thigh lift, upper arm lift, and breast lift soar.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2014 report shows that procedures associated with massive weight loss have the fastest growth rate in four years. According to the report, 45000 patients (around 25%) of all weight loss surgery patients (179,000 in 2013) had some type of plastic surgery.
Post-bariatric excess skin removal and body contouring help patients with their appearance and have positive physical and psychological impacts.
Why Plastic Surgery is Popular After Weight Loss Surgery
When patients lose a large amount of weight, they need plastic surgery, like Mommy Makeover (MMO), to reshape their body. They particularly feel the loose skin in the thighs, under the arms, around the abdomen, and in the breasts. The excess sagging skin from losing weight is uncomfortable and painful, especially during exercise. It is also a reminder of the person they used to be.
Post massive weight loss patients are the number one growth area in aesthetic surgery. Tummy Tuck (TT). abdominoplasty, thigh lift, and upper arm lift have the biggest jump. Mexico offers the most attractive package pricing for mommy makeover, multiple procedures in one.
About 30% of bariatric patients end up with cosmetic surgery after losing weight, Most post-obesity operations are not covered by insurance, however, some procedures, like panniculectomy, may be covered under some insurance policies.
Patients should wait 18 to 24 months after weight loss surgery to hit the plateau and reach their stable weight.
About Mexico Bariatric Center
Mexico Bariatric Center® (MBC) has been educating patients in U.S. and Canada with a weight problem. MBC has been providing quality yet affordable procedures to battle obesity and obesity-related diseases since 2012. Hundreds of patients have gone through bariatric surgery, such as gastric sleeve and gastric bypass, with MBC and have got a new life.
Nov 7, 2016
“Well, thanks to my sleeve surgery last Sept 21, 2015, with MBC, and losing 90lbs, plus the cosmetic surgery I had Aug 23rd, 2016 (breast implants, tummy tuck, butt implants) with Mexico Cosmetic Center. I was out clothes shopping last week and the sales clerk at the store helping me said “you are so lucky…you can wear anything and look perfect…even a burlap sack!!, you look like a runway model”…Lol…have never been told that before… Had to chuckle…if she only knew how much money went into this body of mine in the last year!!,” Joanne
After successful weight loss, patients have been getting cosmetic services through Mexico Cosmetic Center (MCC) to contour their bodies. MCC works with top board-certified plastic surgeons in Mexico to reshape patients after weight loss.