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Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss Surgery Abroad
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Sagging skin is a common problem for people who undergo significant weight loss after bariatric surgery. This often comes in the way of the aesthetic appeal that patients look forward to, after all the trouble of undergoing a bariatric surgery. For someone who has borne the expenses of bariatric surgery in pursuit of good looks, slack skin could be a big disappointment, but it can be corrected with the help of plastic surgery.
If you dread the thought of spending thousands on cosmetic treatment right after having paid the massive bill of your bariatric surgeon, you may just consider traveling abroad for plastic surgery after weight-loss surgery.
Drooping skin is not just a cosmetic problem; it becomes a pain if it starts hindering your daily life. Too much loose skin can not only hamper your dressing but also become an obstacle for your daily chores and create health issues like rashes and infection.
Cost of plastic surgery procedures is quite prohibitive in countries like the US, the UK, and Canada. Patients looking at cheap plastic surgery after weight loss surgery would do well to go abroad to maximize savings.
Plastic Surgery Procedures Required After Bariatric Surgery
Plastic surgery, after obesity surgery, is often done in several stages. When the weight loss is massive, it leaves loose skin all over the body including abdomen, buttocks, thighs, breasts, arms, face, and neck. One or two areas are taken care of at a time. This is to minimize blood loss, infections, and other complications.
Factors to Consider for Plastic Surgery after Significant Weight-loss
There are a few factors specific to body contouring after bariatric surgery that you need to consider.
Risks of Plastic Surgery after Weight Loss Surgery
Plastic surgery after weight loss involves making larger incisions than traditional cosmetic surgery, as more skin needs to be removed. You must be aware of the following risks:
A skilled surgeon and patient’s commitment to follow the post-surgical instructions can help minimize the risks of any surgery.
Cost of Plastic Surgery Abroad
Cost of plastic surgery is much lower in destinations like Thailand, India, Costa Rica, and Mexico compared to the prices in the US, the UK, Canada, Australia, etc.
A tummy tuck procedure that costs somewhere around $6,000-$8,000 in the US, can be availed in India for less than half that price.
It must be pointed out that cheaper rates in these countries do not mean substandard facilities. Plastic surgeons and weight loss surgeons in Mexico, Costa Rica and India are highly qualified and experienced and the hospitals in our network are some of the most hygienic and well-equipped healthcare facilities in the world. The low-prices of medical treatments in these countries are mostly due to the lower cost of living here.
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