Body contouring after major weight loss

Losing a large amount of weight as a result of weight loss surgery or through diet and exercise is a major accomplishment. Ones’ health, outlook on life, and appearance will all benefit.

However, many people who have achieved great weight loss can be left with large amounts of heavy, loose folds of skin around the abdomen, arms, thighs, breasts, buttocks, and face. Skin can sag and lose elasticity as a result of being stretched for a long period of time. After a big weight loss, the skin often fails to shrink back to its former size and shape.

Excess skin can make getting dressed a chore, limit mobility, and cause hygiene and medical problems. Chronic skin-on-skin contact can result in rashes and other sores that can lead to infection.

Excess skin is also cosmetic issue. People who have lost a large amount of weight often want their bodies to reflect the new, more positive image they have of themselves. Many times, the only way to remove excess skin is through body- contouring plastic surgery.

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