Stepping on the scale and realizing that you are carrying an invisible person on your body can be emotionally devastating. Such obesity has a plethora of serious health risks associated with it. Then you make the decision to lose the weight. Whether through surgery or diets, once the excess weight is off, you expect to feel better, look better and the world is your oyster. Part of that may be true; but for many, the excess skin left behind poses its own challenges.
The Disappointment of Redundant Skin
Years of obesity take a toll on your body, including the ability of your skin to bounce back. Skin elasticity diminishes both with age and with stretching. The longer your skin has been stretched, the slimmer the chances that it will show the contours of your new, leaner body.
Sagging skin does not look appealing. More importantly, it can lead to health concerns. Rashes and yeast infections are common among those who have excess skin from massive weight loss. Trapped perspiration causes problems, plus there is the additional weight from the extra skin that can make exercising more difficult.
Building muscles and toning your body will help, but even that has its limits in the face of so much excess skin. While muscles underneath may be taut and shapely, hanging skin can hide the results of your efforts. For many, the unwelcome aftermath of this kind of weight loss is a constant reminder of their former life of obesity. It can contribute to problems with self-esteem, anxiety and depression. Losing the excess skin can help relieve these negative feelings.
Body Lifting Lifts Spirits
A body lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that can make your massive weight loss complete. Stretched and excess skin is removed from targeted areas. The most common areas treated are the abdomen, face, neck, arms, thighs and breasts.
After the redundant skin is removed, you will have the exhilarating experience of seeing the true results of your weight loss and exercise efforts. Dr. Jones is a dedicated plastic and reconstructive surgeon who understands the importance of appearance and self-esteem. His expertise and skill can help you achieve the body you are working so hard to create. Call today to schedule a consultation appointment.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Mark Mitchell Jones, Atlanta Plastic Surgery Specialists, P.C.