Patients who undergo dramatic cosmetic procedures in order to shape their bodies and lose a lot of weight as a result are at risk of experiencing nutritional deficiencies.
Experts have revealed that patients are in danger if they do not consume the recommended food supplements. Many people who have shed a lot of body weight choose to have cosmetic surgery treatments to improve their looks and remove discomfort caused by excess flabby skin, which is a result of major weight loss.
According to a recent study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, surgeons should take extra care in diagnosing malnutrition before performing this type of cosmetic procedure. The recent study, which investigated complications in patients who undergo body sculpting procedures, has discovered that proper diet could significantly reduce the chance of complications, acelerate the healing of post-operational scars and bruises as well as boost the energy levels of the patient.
Dennis Hurwitz, one of the authors of the study, explained: “Body contouring procedures for massive weight loss patients are major operations with large incisions in many areas that demand a lot of the body during the healing process.” He said: “By carefully monitoring nutritional deficiencies preoperatively and supplementing the patient with the necessary nutrients, minerals and vitamins, I have seen a significant decrease in complications and improved postoperative healing.”
Body sculpting procedures, which include liposuction, is commonly seen as a significant way to help patients dealing with the consequences of dramatic weight loss.