Everyone loves celebrating major weight loss stories in previously obese people. It takes a lot of commitment, dedication, and confidence to go and make the lifestyle change. Sometimes it’s diet and exercise, other times it’s weight loss surgery that helps them get on the right track. No matter what the story is, the image of someone fitting both legs into a one leg opening of their old jeans is always a statement.
But what isn’t talked about as much is the loose skin that stays behind.
This can still dampen the mood for a person who has already made such a commitment to their body and health. They still don’t feel comfortable in their clothes or in their bodies, despite the amazing transformation.
But there is something you can be done; many things actually. Contact a plastic surgeon in Montreal who will be able to guide you through the process of removing excess skin to highlight your hard work.
When waving at someone, the only thing that should be moving is your hand: but that’s not the case when you have loose skin on the back of your arms. No matter how much you work out, it is highly unlikely that you will be able to fill out the skin here with muscle. A brachioplasty tightens that area so that you are no longer “flapping” when you wave.
Also known as a “tummy tuck”, this procedure isn’t just for mommies. Those who have gone through fluctuations in weight or weight loss and also experience loose skin around the abdomen and upper hips. Your belly button might actually be in the wrong place now and look strange, which is also something that can be fixed with an umbilicolplasty.
The inner thighs can store extra skin after significant weight loss, making these inspiring people actually embarrassed to show off their legs. After such a procedure which does result in an L-shaped scar, the thighs are smoother and more defined.
When a tummy tuck isn’t enough because there is so much loose skin in the front and the back, a full-belt lipectomy can be done, where the scar wraps all the way around the torso. The amazing thing is that this gives the surgeon an opportunity to also live the buttocks at the same time, smoothing out the lower body.
Reconstruction can often be the “grand reveal” of all the work that has been underway for some time. Allow yourself to celebrate the changes your body has gone through and really love it. This is where the journey often ends.