Many men and women who have excess amounts of weight suffer from insecurities and confidence-related issues that stem from that weight. Most of these people believe that those insecurities will disappear once the weight is gone. And while this is true for many individuals, this is not a guarantee for everyone. Significant weight loss often leaves behind a considerable amount of excess, sagging skin because the skin stretches as weight accumulates.
Unfortunately, while you can alter the amount of fat in your body, you cannot restore skin elasticity, especially as you age; this means that the quality of your skin will remain the same even after the weight is gone. Many weight loss patients experience dissatisfaction with this excess skin. Often, it makes them feel as though they can’t truly enjoy their weight loss because their real results are hidden beneath layers of sagging skin. This feeling of sadness is truly unfortunate because weight loss of any amount is something to be celebrated. Losing weight isn’t easy; it requires hard work, dedication, and emotional strength. Weight loss is something to be proud of, and the remaining skin shouldn’t stand in your way of feeling this pride.
If you are experiencing emotional insecurities from excess skin after massive weight loss, then body contouring procedures can help you finalize your weight loss transformation.
Difficulties of Excess Skin
Excess skin is both aesthetically displeasing and physically uncomfortable. Excess skin obscures a patient’s newly slim figure, which often causes their hard work to go unnoticed. Also, excess skin leads to skin irritations such as rashes and makes exercising to maintain weight loss difficult. With cosmetic body contouring procedures, this skin can be a thing of the past. Embrace your body and let your confidence levels explode by finally showing off your transformation.
Cosmetic Surgery Can Help
A common area for excess skin after weight loss is the abdomen as this is a central area for excess fat to accumulate. Treating this excess skin is most commonly performed through a tummy tuck. Tummy tuck surgery contours your abdomen by removing excess skin, tightening the underlying muscles, and eliminating any lingering pockets of fat. This procedure allows you to attain a firm and sculpted midsection that will highlight your weight loss. While this procedure can aid nearly any level of skin laxity, it sometimes needs a little help. The incision for the tummy tuck generally runs horizontally hip to hip underneath the bikini line. During the procedure, the skin above that incision line is redraped and pulled down, and the excess skin is removed. Since this skin is stretched downward, the level of your belly button will also move down, causing it to sit in a less than desirable position. Umbilicoplasty, also known as belly button reshaping, is a standard tummy tuck combination procedure. This treatment allows for the belly button to be raised back up to an aesthetically pleasing level on the stomach. Between these two procedures, your abdominal weight loss will finally be on full display.