Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

Plastic Surgery Can Help Keep the Weight Off!

Plastic Surgery Can Help Keep the Weight Off!

A recent study shows that bariatric patients who go on to have body contouring procedures such as tummy tucks and breast lifts or breast enhancement procedures are more likely to keep the weight off.  The study further states that body contouring should be considered reconstructive rather than cosmetic in many patients who have achieved massive weight loss.

The study looked at about 100 patients who had body contouring procedures which unusually consisted of an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) often combined with other procedures like a breast or arm lift.  They also looked at about 100 patients who had bariatric surgery without any subsequent plastic surgery procedures.

Both groups lost an average of nearly 100lbs but it was the plastic surgery group that showed a greater ability to keep the pounds off at a revisit 7 years after their initial surgery.  Patients who underwent body contouring procedures gained on average only 14 pounds back while their cohort who did not have any plastic surgery done gained 50 pounds back.

According to Dr. Kerr, “body contouring is really essential to any weight loss experience and can also work wonders to restore changes in your body after pregnancy.  Plastic surgery procedures of this type often have a profound positive effect on your mental health as well with most patients reporting a significant increase in their self-esteem and body image.”

If you would like to learn more about body contouring options after massive weight loss or pregnancy please call for a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kerr at 512.244.1444

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Austin: (512) 244-1439
Round Rock: (512) 244-1444

Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
805 East 32nd Street #101
Austin, TX 78705
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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