Plastic surgery involves reconstruction of different parts of the body. One may be interested in plastic surgery due to disease, birth defects, weight loss, burns or for other personal cosmeticreasons.
Although losing weight has many benefits, it usually comes with loose and hanging skin from the arms, neck, thighs and lower and upper abdomen. Besides, if you lose weight late in life, the suppleness of the upper layer of the skin is lost leaving the excess skin behind. The inelastic nature of the remaining skin often causes excessive amount of skin to accumulate and hang in various parts of the body, such as neck, face, lower and upper abdomen, arm, back, buttocks, legs, thighs, calves, and breasts. Excess skin can also cause skin irritation, infection and skin breakdown.
Plastic surgery is the best solution to eradicate loose and hanging excess skin.
Essentially, we have three types of plastic surgery. First, there is lap band/restrictive surgery which is aimed at making the stomach smaller for less food consumption. Secondly, we have malabsorptive surgery which shortens intestines that come into contact with food. This surgery is aimed at lowering calorie intake of foods. The third type of surgery is the gastric bypass which is a combination of lap band and malabsorptive surgeries. This one is performed by making a stomach pouch to restrict the amount of food consumed. Then, part of the small intestine and duodenum is bypassed to cause malabsorption.
There are many surgeries that correct post-weight loss excess skin and plastic surgeons advocate the following:
This is a common procedures to eradicate excess skin that comes from a significant amount of weight loss. The sagging skin is removed from the midsection and the abdominal muscles are tightened in conjunction with the elimination of the sagging skin. The remaining abdominal skin and muscle are tightened, creating the appearance of a toned midsection.
Other forms of surgeries include; breast lift for flabby bust line, thigh lift surgery for extra flesh on the upper legs, medial thigh lift, upper arm lift, gynecomastia, liposuction, and lower body lift. Face and neck lifting surgery help eliminate loose skin and the underlying muscle and fatty tissue.
To get a perfect body shape and an attractive appearance, you have to lose some of your weight. Plastic surgery has been in the forefront to tackle this problem. Make sure to do complete research on the subject and make sure you’re comfortable with it before proceeding.
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