It is a joyful feeling to stick to a weight loss plan and to see results on the scale. Many people find it hard to change their eating habits and to commit to regular exercise. Presently, you have lost the weight, which means everything should be great in your world. Unfortunately, it is not that simple. Read on to find out how to improve the effects of dramatic weight loss with body contouring:
How Does Dramatic Weight Loss Affect Your Body?
Weight loss surgery or a good diet can help you to accomplish your dream body size. However, it is important to discuss the side effects of dramatic weight loss with your doctor. A negative side effect is excess skin left over.
Gaining weight causes your skin to stretch. The dermis contains two proteins, which are collagen and elastin. An increase in weight can make the proteins in your skin break and tear. This results in your skin losing strength and elasticity.
Determine Your Problem Areas
A dramatic weight loss effects every person in a different way. When some people gain weight, they carry it on different parts of their body. For example, some people carry the weight in their stomach, hips or a combination of places. If you had a lot of weight in your abdomen area, then you may have excess skin hanging in this area.
Excessive skin can be problematic for a variety of reasons. It can cause infection, make it difficult to wear certain clothing and other health problems. If you are having these problems, then you need to schedule an appointment with your doctor. He or she will give you a thorough examination and tell you what changes can be made.
Consider Body Contouring Procedures
Body contouring is one of the ways to remove excess skin and fat. It can tone and shape the underlying tissue that supports the skin and fat in problem areas. Body contouring is made up of a variety of procedures, such as an arm lift, tummy lift, medial thigh lift, lower body lift, breast lift, and facelift.
If you have excess skin in several areas, then it may take more than one surgery. The surgery is done on different body parts at a time. For example, you may have excess skin on your legs and arms. Your surgeon may choose to first do your arms and your legs at another time. You can lose a lot of blood, which is the reason for the limitation on how much skin to take off at a time. Body contouring can also be painful.
Losing weight is always a good thing. It just helps to know what comes with a dramatic weight loss.