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Bariatric Plastic Surgery Is Booming

Shahina Khatun

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According to the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery, the Bariatric surgery is basically a form of gastric bypass which has continued the growth steadily. The procedures have become much safer now, and the medical conditions that plague the patients like hypertension, heart disease and diabetes immediately disappear.

However, when the patients, after the surgery start losing a massive amount of their weight, their excess hanging skin remains. Dr. Edward Domanskis, the President of American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons, on this point said that the appearance of that excess hanging skin had led to a significant increment in the patients who are looking for the bariatric plastic surgery. He addressed the zones of the lower body and the zones at the upper arm. Bariatric plastic surgeons have specialized for treating the sequelae of the bariatric surgery. This American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons is an informational reserve for those patients.

According to the statistical data of American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over a period of 18 year, the number of the lower body lifts increases by 4295% while the number of the upper arm lift has increased by 5030%.

Dr. Domanskis said that those 2 procedures with the abdominoplasty are the procedures that the patients had lost a massive amount of weight had corrected. Most of those procedures however are still regarded cosmetic by the insurance carriers while the bariatric surgery is like a covered expense.

Dr. Domanskis concluded by saying that he predicted more of those procedures were paid for by the insurance, and the techniques became more refined, the bariatric plastic surgeons would be inundated with the treatment of those patients and aid them to complete their journey.

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