Excess body weight increases the risk of heart disease and diabetes, and it can lead to dozens of other health complications. When an individual is obese, they experience a lower quality of life, their mobility is restricted, and they face the possibility of a shortened lifespan.
When an overweight individual loses weight, whether through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, their health improves dramatically and they experience countless positive effects from the weight loss, such as more energy, improved mood and sleep, increased mobility, less aches and pains, and so much more.
Significant weight loss can reduce, if not eliminate certain health problems, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, sleep apnea, labored breathing, achy joints, and neck and back pain. By reducing body fat and reaching a healthy body weight, the individual is reducing their risk of numerous diseases and increasing their chances of living a long and healthy life.
After the Dramatic Weight Loss
When an individual goes through a dramatic weight loss, they are often left with sagging, excess skin, which drapes over their new, smaller frame. Often, the excess skin can be seen through clothing and it’s especially obvious when the individual wears a bathing suit. The excess skin left behind makes it hard for the individual to fully celebrate and enjoy their weight loss.
After a dramatic weight loss, plastic surgery is usually the final step in the journey. With plastic surgery, the individual’s excess skin and fat can be removed from the face and neck, arms, abdomen, back and thighs to restore a contoured appearance that fits beautifully in clothes. While these procedures do leave scars, most of our patents prefer the scars over excess, sagging skin.
You may be an ideal candidate for plastic surgery after dramatic weight loss if:
- You have lost a significant amount of weight through diet and exercise or bariatric surgery.
- You have loose, sagging skin in several areas of your body, such as your face and neck, arms, stomach, back and thighs.
- Since the dramatic weight loss, your weight has been stable for at least 6 months.
If you have experienced a dramatic weight loss and your weight has been stable for some time, and you are distressed because you have sagging skin, you may want to consider plastic surgery to eliminate the excess skin left behind and improve your overall body contour.
If you have achieved a healthy body weight and no more weight loss is expected, and you are in good overall health, you may be the perfect candidate for plastic surgery. To discover all of your options, we invite you to contact our office to meet with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky for a consultation.
To meet with our Oxnard plastic surgeon, contact us today!