Thursday, November 28, 2013

Why You Might Need After-Weight Loss Surgery

Following major weight loss, whether it’s acquired through natural (exercise) or surgical (bariatric surgery) procedures, men and women alike may experience sagging skin. It is, after all, an elastic organ which tends to lose its elastic components after weight loss. This is also why the skin does not automatically shrink back even though fat has already been removed from the body.
As a result, most people who lost weight rapidly may develop excessive facial and neck skin, saggy upper arms, flattened breasts with nipples pointed downward, flabby abdomen that may extend around the side and into the lower back, as well as hanging buttocks, groin, hips, and thighs. For some people, skin excess can be a serious problem that can significantly affect self-esteem. As if the weight loss struggle itself is not enough, skin sagging is yet another battle.
One way to achieve the body shape that you want is after-weight loss surgery or post-bariatric surgery. This procedure offered in many plastic surgery clinics aims to tighten loose skin and underlying muscles, and remove excess fat. The outcome is a toned body with smoother contours.
Before undergoing after-weight loss surgery, patients, however, must make sure that their weight loss has stabilized. A stabilized weight is essential, because skin sagging may redevelop if the patient continues to lose weight. Other candidates for this procedure include healthy individuals without medical condition, non-smokers, and most especially, individuals with realistic goals and who are committed to leading a healthy lifestyle after the surgery.


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