POST-OBESITY CURE: FOR WHOM IS IT?
Gastric bands, sleeve, by-pass, etc.: surgical techniques for obesity are many and effective.
They often cause skin problems that can be disabling in daily life, as well as a need to re-appropriate one’s body.
Research done with obesity professionals (visceral surgeons, nutritionists, plastic surgeons, psychologists, etc.) shows a number of possible indications along the pathway of a patient with obesity.
1- Sequelæ to bariatric surgery (by-pass, sleeve, bands):
> Lack of skin hydration, xerosis
> Loss of skin elasticity, flaccidity
> Cœolioscopy causes scarring that is inflammatory and retractile with associated pruritis
> Reactivation of chronic dermatoses (psoriasis, eczema, etc.)
> Deterioration of nails and hair
> Re-appropriation of her new body image
> Need for medical and social guidance and for sports, dietetic, psychological, etc., monitoring
2- Preparing for reparative surgery
(for patients who are undergoing plastic surgery on stomach, breasts, arms, and thighs):
> Preparing the skin for surgery, suppleness
> Stimulating the venous and lymphatic systems
3- Follow-up care following reparative surgery
> Speeding up healing
> Improving pathological scar sequelæ that are inflammatory, retractile, and adherent, as well as fibrous adhesions and fibrosis
> Speeding up post-operative functional recovery
> Preventing or improving œdemata (lower and upper limbs)
> Reducing any pain
> Re-appropriating one’s image
LA ROCHE POSAY POST-OBESITY CURE – BENEFITS
The pathway followed by a patient with obesity can include multiple, complicated stages (diets, operations, demotivation).
The thermal cure offers a breathing space in which patients have a chance to rest, to re-focus, and to gently take care of body and skin.
Skin treatments in the morning and support treatments in the afternoon allow the following improvements:
– improvement in scars (colour and suppleness)
– firmer skin
– pain reduction
– better range of movement
– reduction in the use of medications
– re-appropriating one’s body
– rest, relaxation, improved sleep
– better monitoring, compliance with treatments
WHEN SHOULD ONE UNDERTAKE A CURE? THE TIME OF PRESCRIPTION
The cure can be undertaken on two occasions: following bariatric surgery or after plastic surgery