Losing a significant amount of weight is cause for celebration, for both your confidence and your overall wellbeing. With dramatic weight loss, however, there is one last hurdle to overcome: the appearance of loose skin. Excessive skin after weight loss can be uncomfortable, and stand in the way of enjoying the excellent progress you’ve made, but cosmetic surgery can help you accomplish the following:
With weight gain, skin can stretch and become lax. As you lose weight, some skin elasticity returns. For patients who’ve lost remarkable amounts of weight in a short window of time, there may be some stubborn loose skin that does not snap back into place. Post-weight loss surgery helps you achieve firmer skin by removing deposits of loose skin from problem areas.
The shape of your newly slimmed body can be hidden under excess skin. But cosmetic surgery can help you discover a more visibly contoured shape by removing extra skin and creating the silhouette you want for your new figure.
Shapelier Arms, Stomach, Thighs
Areas where loose skin can be most visible and uncomfortable after dramatic weight loss is typically the neck, arms, stomach, and thighs. After-weight loss surgery makes these areas appear more toned and firm, so your weight loss results are more prominent, and extra skin doesn’t make you feel uncomfortable in certain clothing.
Making the Choice to Remove Excess Skin after Weight Loss
Not everyone will need body contouring treatment after having shed pounds. The removal of loose skin is typically recommended for patients who had prior weight loss surgery and have drastically lowered their weight over a short amount of time, thereby producing loose skin. If you’ve experienced loose, stubborn skin following significant weight loss, our Kirkland and Bellevue cosmetic plastic surgeon can help. Contact Dr. Dry to learn more about what body contouring surgery can help you achieve.