Many people across the globe lose weight every year for one reason or another. We hear on an almost daily basis about the escalating obesity levels in the United Kingdom, and how this can lead to people suffering from heart disease, diabetes, joint problems and an array of other issues.
Once someone decides that it is time to lose weight then they need to consider whether doing it naturally is more effective than using cosmetic procedures. The truth of the matter is that losing weight naturally through a healthier diet and exercise routine is something that can have long-term benefits for a person.
That said, if you have lost a considerable amount of weight then the end result can lead to a lot of excess skin – and, from here, it might be time to consider cosmetic surgery. The reason it happens is because of the elasticity and condition of your skin. This changes during weight loss, and your skin is known to be in a better condition through a healthier diet and increased exercise.
If you are considering natural weight loss, don’t worry because not everyone has a problem with excess skin after. In fact, by just losing a pound or two each week usually results in no problems at all. That said, it does happen to some – and when it does, what do you do?
If this has happened then you need to decide whether you are happy to keep the excess skin or would like it removing for the sake of your appearance. On occasions, it can lead to chafing which might be something that needs medical attention anyway.
What’s the procedure?
The procedure that tightens and lifts skin around the body is known as the body lift. Relating to just the stomach area is surgery known as abdominoplasty. The Hospital Group offers both operations, although it is always recommended that you allow your skin to recover following weight loss.
Losing weight is something that can help most people across the world, benefiting them in small and big ways alike. Excess skin isn’t always a result of weight loss, but when it is then surgery can be a great way of increasing the appearance of your body.
Are there ways of stopping excess skin?
As with many things in life, success in weight loss can be based on many factors. It’s always advised to lose weight naturally if possible, and then use cosmetic surgery afterwards to tighten up any areas of excess skin. Unfortunately, for many, excess skin can’t be avoided – but, it needn’t be a reason to worry as there are many things that can be done to keep it under wraps.
There are some things that people can do to help this, including: remembering that skin is elastic and will be more forgiving the younger someone loses weight, the years that someone has carried extra weight tends to correlate with how good/bad skin is following weight loss, the quicker you lose weight then the more you are likely to have an excess, there are some creams that are on offer – not usually noticeable, give your skin time to sort itself out.