If you battled with your weight for years and finally achieved your weight loss goals through sensible lifestyle changes or bariatric surgery, you should be proud of yourself. Overcoming obesity benefits your health in countless ways. Unfortunately, it might be hard to feel joy or pride if you have the uncomfortable reminder of your previous size: folds of redundant, loose skin.
Plastic surgery after weight loss, known as post-bariatric body contouring or skin removal surgery, treats loose skin so it fits your leaner, healthier body underneath. Folds of excess skin are removed and the remaining skin is tightened and re-draped over the body’s contours to create a smoother and more attractive physique.
Read on as Dr. A.J. Khalil shares three reasons to consider plastic surgery after weight loss.
Enhance Your Personal Comfort and Confidence
As you have probably discovered, leftover loose skin can be physically uncomfortable to the point that it interferes with daily life. Redundant skin is difficult to keep clean and dry, and prone to persistent rashes or irritation. It can also hide the weight loss results you worked so hard to achieve.
By removing excess skin and smoothing out the remaining skin, Dr. Khalil can help you physically feel more comfortable in your body, and much more confident in yourself. You will also find it easier to maintain better personal hygiene and should experience significantly fewer problems like skin rashes and irritation.
Make Exercise Easier
Does leftover redundant skin make it hard to exercise and stay active? Do you feel as though you cannot enjoy running, jumping, swimming or other physical activities because of loose skin? If so, you can benefit from post-bariatric body contouring.
Removing the loose skin and re-draping the remaining skin over your smaller body will allow you to enjoy whatever types of exercise or sports you desire. In fact, being able to see your smaller, lighter figure is great motivation to exercise regularly.
Improve the Way Clothing Fits
Yet another challenge associated with loose skin is difficulty finding clothing that fits and flatters your body. But when excess skin is removed and your body’s contours are smoother and leaner, you will finally be able to sport that beautiful dress or tailored suit with pride.
Learn More About Your Treatment Options
The body contouring or skin removal procedure that is right for you depends on your unique anatomy and particular areas of concern. To discuss your treatment needs and goals with Dr. Khalil, please call or email our office today.