Sunday, December 12, 2004

Body Contouring & Gastric Bypass Surgery

So, by now I think everybody has heard about gastric bypass surgery, sometimes known as stomach stapling, Al Roker had it, same with Carnie Wilson (who actually did it live online), and thousands of other people around the country.

It's the new miraculous surgery that can help morbidly obese people lose hundreds of pounds of fat, but not loose skin...

People are flocking to surgeons, to have their stomach shrunk to the size of an almond, so they can lose 200, 300 pounds and go back to regain a normal life. But what they don't realize is that once they lose all the weight, they are left with lots of hanging loose skin everywhere, from their arms, to their waists and legs, sometimes even on their faces.

So they have to go to a plastic surgeon this time to have all that removed, a procedure that can cost up to $40,000 and can take 3 to 5 surgeries to be fully complete. A procedure called body contouring or body lift, gaining more and more popularity each year.

To read more about this, read this article:

Body Contouring: Shedding Excess Skin