Losing a significant amount of weight, through surgery or modifications to diet and exercise, is a life-changing experience. Activities like shopping for new clothing, riding the bus or playing with the kids at the playground are easier and much more enjoyable with a smaller and lighter body mass. Health also dramatically improves on many fronts.
However, for certain people that have lost a dramatic amount of weight, the journey is not quite over. Some men and women opt to undergo post-bariatric body contouring plastic surgery to improve their appearance, personal comfort and confidence and complete their weight loss journey. To find out why, read what Dr. Ronald Schuster has to say about the matter.
Removes Loose Skin
One common concern among weight loss patients is that significant and rapid fluctuation in weight can leave behind loose, hanging skin. Not only is this a reminder of a formerly large body, but it can affect appearance, personal comfort and confidence on a daily basis. Excess skin can conceal the body’s smaller shape, chafe and itch, develop rashes and make it difficult to fit into certain clothes.
The primary goal of plastic surgery after weight loss is to remove this sagging skin. Plastic surgeons can remove excess skin from multiple areas of the body, including the abdomen, back, thighs, arms, breasts, neck and face. The remaining skin is re-draped more tightly over the treated area.
Sparks Motivation to Maintain Lower Weight
Removing loose skin and tissues after weight loss is designed to reveal the body’s smaller, leaner shape. Many patients that have gone to great lengths to lose this weight experience a surge in motivation to maintain their new shape. Standing in the mirror and marveling at the body’s contours is the incentive some need to continue to eat right and stay active.
Makes It Easier to Exercise
Speaking of staying active, loose, hanging skin can impede physical movement and range of motion, making it difficult to exercise. By removing this skin, body contouring surgery helps many patients increase their physical activity level and stay active on a daily basis.
Learn More about Body Contouring
If you have recently lost a significant amount of weight, yet your physique is covered by folds of loose skin, body contouring with a trusted plastic surgeon can help. Please contact Dr. Ronald Schuster and schedule a consultation to discuss your surgical options.