Everyone has different body goals. But more often than not, those goals involve losing weight. You can do this in a variety of ways, like diet and exercise. The aesthetic appeal that can be achieved through such weight loss is just the icing on the cake, though, for those who see losing weight not only as a choice but also a necessity.
Going from morbidly obese to healthy and fit is quite a battle, but a doable one with the right drive. If you’ve successfully lost a substantial amount of weight, though, your body may still carry the marks of that extra weight that you can get rid of with some specific medical procedures.
1. Tummy Tuck
Your skin expands as you gain weight. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always bounce back once you’ve lost it. Think of it like a balloon that was stretched and inflated before being deflated.
Plastic surgeons are among the top medical professionals that can easily nip that extra flabby skin. That involves having the excess skin in your midsection stapled away to suit your new body. Tummy tucks are also popular among pregnant women since their pregnancy weight gain and body changed could require them to ask for a little professional help as well. Being a more invasive surgery, your doctor may need that you are of a certain weight before the procedure gets the green light. Some light scarring may also be present for some time after, but there are loads of medical procedures and over the counter remedies that can address this.
2. Breast Surgery
When you gain weight, some of that fat goes to your chest. It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman, either. Once you’ve lost the weight, as a woman, your boobs may return to their natural cup size. As a man, they will flatten accordingly.
That said, you may notice your chest resembles saggy pendulums. Once again, this is a result of the skin still bearing the signs of the old fat. For this to be fixed, breast surgery comes into play. In this procedure, the doctor will reform the shape of the breasts to make them more ‘appealing.’ That may have a considerable amount of downtime with some extra sensitivity, especially if the surgery required the repositioning of your nipples. Before anything else, you and your surgeon must have a thorough discussion to manage expectations.
When you lose a lot of pounds, it can make your face appear gaunter and aged (and even a little sagged if you had excessive weight for a long time). Technology and science have created numerous ways to achieve a facelift that aren’t as invasive as they were years ago. Essentially, a facelift is when the sagging fat deposits or skin are pulled up, giving you a smoother, tighter, and more youthful appearance. The thing you want to be careful of, though, is having too much done. It can give you an unnatural waxy look.
Nowadays, doctors can even use thin threads across your skin to manipulate the face. That is an option you want to explore with your surgeon should you prefer not to go under the knife.
Health looks different on everyone, but if you’ve just completed your journey to the best you, sometimes a trusted doctor can be the cherry on top of your weight loss success.