Before: 48-year-old woman who lost 160 lbs. after bariatric surgery and after becoming an avid cyclist
After a tummy tuck.
Let's be honest. We have all seen somebody who has had plastic surgery, and whom we can hardly tell whether there is a difference. We squirm with that facelift patient, "Um. Er. You look...er..better(?)" We try our best to wriggle out of the discussion.
I never feel that way with my weight-loss patients. Abdominoplasties, body lifts, brachioplasties, breast lifts, etc., on bariatric patients typically create dramatic improvements. The results are not subtle.