You’ve done it. You’ve finally lost the weight, and you feel amazing. Congratulations on this major achievement. When you lose a significant amount of weight, you benefit your body and mind in more ways than one. You take care of a myriad of potential and actual medical problems, and you also give yourself a break from negative feelings and emotions. Losing a large amount of weight is no easy task, and you should make sure that you take this time to congratulate yourself on a lot of hard work and dedication!
Being proud and delighted at a major weight loss achievement is certainly in order, but at the same time, you may be having some trepidations moving forward with your new body. This is quite common in fact. After you lose a large amount of weight, there are some changes you will notice with your skin and the contouring of your shape. Now, you are trimmer and leaner, but your skin may look significantly different.
Sagging and Loose Skin After Significant Weight Loss
One of the biggest problems with a large weight loss is loose skin. But pay close attention. A common problem among those who have just lost a lot of weight is that they think they have a lot of extra, loose skin to contend with when in actuality, it is just slightly thinner fat that is sitting beneath the top layer of the skin. This fat is thinner than the normal fat you may be used to trying to shed. It is called subcutaneous fat. It is important to know the difference between these two things because it will affect how you deal with the problem at hand.
How Body Contouring Can Help You After a Major Weight Loss
Regardless of the particular issue you are looking at after going through a significant bodyweight change, we can help. There are many options available for taking care of both problems, so don’t worry about being turned away. Body contouring offers a number of different solutions that work together to give you the body you’ve worked hard for. Body contouring procedures range from minimally invasive tactics to minor surgeries. They may include tummy tucks, medial thigh lifts, breast lifts, lower body lifts, facelifts, brachioplasty or arm lifts, and other procedures.
If you’re ready to complete your weight loss journey with body contouring, Dr. Anthony Stephens can help. We offer several different body contouring procedures that are designed to help tighten skin following post-bariatric surgery. Contact Dr. Stephens’ plastic surgery center today to schedule your consultation or stop by our Baton Rouge office. We’ll work with you to determine the most effective treatment option for your needs.