Can Plastic Surgery Help You Lose Weight?
Going under the knife isn't just for the vain.
A study published in the medical journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery suggests that "bariatric patients who have surgery to remove excess skin are more likely to keep weight off after procedures, regaining an average of just over 1 pound a year compared with 4 pounds annually for bariatric patients who didn't have contouring procedures," the Wall Street Journal reports.
While the new study is sure to delight nip/tuck enthusiasts and plastic surgeons everywhere, WSJ also highlights the story of Lizanne Hadaddin from California. Hadaddin underwent a dual hernia-and-abdominoplasty surgery in July after her 120-pound weight loss left her with excess skin and belly fat.
Since the surgery, the mother of two has started jogging, hiking, swimming, weight lifting and taking exercise classes, and lost 15 additional pounds.