Before undergoing the knife, patients must first be fully committed to the lifestyle change they're about to make.
After losing nearly 200 pounds, Michel is helping others lose weight and find the happiness he has in better health.
More patients may soon be eligible to undergo the Lap-Band adjustable gastric banding procedure following a vote to revise the FDA approval of the device.
After losing hundreds of pounds through weight loss surgery, many patients have excess skin that may require surgery to remove. As in the case of Biggest Loser winner Danny Cahill, a combination of surgical procedures can give dramatic results after extreme weight loss.
A new endoscopic surgical procedure is helping patients lose weight and avoid the scars.
Patients looking to jumpstart a weight loss program or to tighten some excess skin and remove some fat may have found a minimally invasive solution.
Choosing the right surgeon for gastric banding is important and misleading advertising may lead some astray.
New studies that look at how we diet with exercise and without, as well as the effectiveness of the Jenny Craig weight loss program.
Season 8 Biggest Loser winner Danny Cahill shows off his new body after having cosmetic surgery to remove his excess skin following an amazing 239 lb weight loss.
Tummy tuck and liposuction are still the most popular options for skin tightening and body contouring after weight loss.
Allergan gets the go-ahead to change market their gastric banding device to less obese patients.
2011 is likely to bring big changes in health care and medicine, especially in how we look at nutrition and obesity.
Some physicians are treating their patients for obesity by prescribing a combination of medicines, while others say this is too risky.
For body contouring, plastic surgeon, Dr. Bob Basu, counsels massive weight loss patients before cosmetic surgery for optimal results. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Basu, advises on the importance of reaching goal BMI and of healthy lifestyle to decrease the risk of surgical complications and to increase the success of the cosmetic results.
Post-bariatric patients from Beverly Hills seeking tummy tucks are becoming increasingly aware that plastic surgery after weight loss requires the special skills of a highly trained surgeon. The doctors of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates identify how - and why - patients are making better choices.
As more and more women begin to lose a significant amount of weight with the help of a bariatric procedure, plastic surgeons like Dr. Camille Cash have begun to notice an increase in the demand for Houston breast augmentation to restore breast shape and structure.
Oakland area post bariatric plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas McNemar has recently launched a site created to address the specific concerns of Bay Area patients before and after massive weight loss. The site offers information on post bariatric cosmetic surgery procedures, as well as resources to help patients who are still in the process of achieving their weight loss goals.
Dr. David D. Kim was chosen by Ethicon Endo-Surgery (a Johnson & Johnson company), the makers of REALIZE Adjustable Gastric Band, to be among the first bariatric surgeons in the U.S. to treat morbidly obese patients with the next generation of its distinctive surgical weight loss method: the REALIZE Band-C. The REALIZE Personalized Banding Solution is gaining a reputation as being one of the most effective surgical options for patients who need to lose significant amounts of weight.
Board-certified, New Jersey plastic surgeon (http://parkercenter.net/), Dr. Paul Parker, can help reshape the body's contour following the massive weight loss associated with a bariatric surgical procedure. He specializes tummy tuck lipoabdominoplasy, liposuction and lift procedures to rid the body of extra loose skin.