A recent study by Swiss Researchers has found that bariatric patients who have tummy tuck surgery to remove excess skin are more likely to keep weight off after their procedures.
The research published in the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, shows evidence that these researchers have discovered gastric bypass surgery patients who later underwent body contouring procedures, such as the circumferential tummy tuck enjoyed greater health benefits, including being motivated to keep their weight in check.
Jess Davis from the Plastic Surgery Hub had gastric sleeve surgery when she was 18. Prior to the procedure she had lost a small amount of weight but after the gastric sleeve surgery she lost over 70kg. At the age of 20 she had a breast lift/augmentation and body lift (including tummy tuck). Jess said the tummy tuck has been one of the main reasons she has kept her weight off.
“If you gain weight you see it straight away whereas when there was excess skin there I may not have noticed. But now when I even put on a kilo I can tell straight away.” Explains Jess.
“It has really motivated me to stay fit and healthy and keep the weight off as I know how much better I look and feel about myself.”
Dr. Remus Repta (www.scottsdaletummytuck.com) says his experience with tummy tuck patients in Scottsdale, Arizona, that have had bariatric surgery supports recent research that concluded post-weight loss surgery patients are more likely to keep weight off if they follow up with tummy tucks.
In Australia one of the top 5 most popular cosmetic surgery procedures are tummy tucks. The cost of a tummy tuck will vary in dependence of the amount of work that is needed, the surgeon you choose, and the hospital where the surgery is performed.
When budgeting and researching a tummy tuck there are a number of aspects to account for;
- Surgeon’s fees
- Assistant surgeon’s fees
- Anaesthetist’s fees
- Hospital and theatre costs
- Follow-up visits for a given period
- Cost of support garments
Jess from Plastic Surgery Hub had her body lift by Dr. Dilip Gahankari at Advanced Aesthetics on the Gold Coast. Jess’ experience with Dr. Dilip Gahankari as a surgeon was something she would highly recommend that anyone looking to have a tummy tuck to contact Dr. Dilip Gahankari.