3 Ways to Reduce Loose Skin After Weight Loss
Substantial weight loss affects everyone differently, but many people experience excess loose skin in areas throughout their bodies after losing a significant amount of weight. If you are experiencing loose skin, are uncomfortable with your appearance, or experience chafing and rashes you may find relief with a skin removal procedure and following healthy living habits. Here are three ways you can reduce loose skin after major weight loss.
Upper Body Procedures
When people quickly lose large amounts of weight, it’s often difficult for the skin on their breasts, arms, and upper back to adjust. Dr. Franckle can address loose or saggy breast skin with a breast lift or breast implants. Arm lifts and upper back lifts can also reshape the skin in these areas to help give them a more contoured, natural appearance.
Lower Body Procedures
Along with the upper body, the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs are also common areas for excess skin after rapid weight loss. A tummy tuck can help reduce sagging abdominal skin to give the stomach a flatter appearance. Butt enhancement and augmentation can help adjust the buttocks’ shape and size while filling out sections of droopy skin. Also, a thigh lift can help to reshape the inner, outer, and mid-thigh areas.
Although surgery is the fastest way to address excess skin, healthy lifestyle changes can help improve your skin’s overall health and appearance while maintaining your weight loss. Exercising, following a balanced diet, not smoking, and using sun protection are all key parts of improving the health of your skin and body. If you opt for plastic surgery, you will need to follow most of these lifestyle changes before and after the procedure.
If you live in any part of South Jersey and have large amounts of excess skin following weight loss, contact William Franckle, MD, FACS. As a board-certified surgeon, Dr. Franckle can help you determine if post-weight loss plastic surgery is the right solution for you. Call us today at (856) 772-6500 to learn more about the procedures we offer.