The Frequent Connection Between Plastic Surgery and Weight Loss Surgery is Underlined by Mama June’s Procedures, says Dr. J Plastic Surgery

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The Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon comments on a recent article that many weight loss patients turn to plastic surgery to get the full benefit of their weight loss.

Weight loss surgeries have become the most powerful weapon there is against obesity.

People who have lost in excess of 100 pounds typically have special issues that can make plastic surgery more than simply a cosmetic matter.

A May 13 article on Inquisitr reports that reality TV star Mama June Shannon – best known for “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” – has maintained a weight loss in the neighborhood of 300 pounds for over two years, and has accompanied her weight loss with a number of plastic surgeries. The article says that the procedures obtained by Ms. Shannon included a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast implants – as well as the removal of 12 pounds of loose skin. Beverly Hills based plastic surgeon Payam Jarrah-Nejad, M.D., F.I.C.S., F.A.C.S., better known to his patients as Dr. J, says that Mama June’s case is a very dramatic example of the kinds of procedures that formerly severely obese men and women are obtaining at his offices.

Even people who lose a relatively small amount of weight might be left with loose skin following a weight loss, says Dr. J. For example, women at a very healthy weight can nevertheless be left with loose skin following childbirth. People who have lost in excess of 100 pounds, however, typically have special issues that can make plastic surgery more than simply a cosmetic matter. He says that large loose folds of skin are not merely unattractive, most former bariatric surgery patients find them physically uncomfortable as well. He also adds that, while the primary reason most people get a weight loss procedure is their health, being able to look their best is an immediate benefit that everyone wants. Many patients who get tummy tucks, liposuction (for stubborn pockets of fat), etc. say that it was after their plastic surgery that they really felt like they had really and truly defeated their obesity.

Of course, adds Dr. J, there are a large number of plastic surgeries that people obtain following a procedure beyond body contouring. As in the case of Mama June, “turkey neck” can be addressed by a neck lift and, for older patients, a facelift can help to complete their new healthier and more youthful appearance.

Even with a weight loss surgery, defeating obesity is hard work and people who have achieved that should be proud, says Dr. J. It’s only right that formerly obese people should be able to fully enjoy their weight losses by looking and feeling their best.

Dr. J is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Readers who are interested can learn about his qualifications online or call his office at 310-683-0200.

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