For people who are fighting the battle against obesity, losing a significant amount of weight can be very rewarding. However, what may hinder dramatic improvement in their physique and self-confidence could be their “after weight loss” appearance. Sagging folds of fat and loose skin are major concerns, especially if they lost around a hundred pounds. Contouring surgery after weight loss is recommended, as what Ann Troop is aspiring for, says this CBC News feature:
“After losing more than 200 pounds, a Moncton woman is asking the province to step up and help cover costly surgery to remove excess skin that she can’t work off.
Ann Troop has kept her weight down for more than a decade, after having her stomach stapled 18 years ago, but she said she’s only half way there.
Troop said this isn’t about vanity, but about necessity.
“I’ve squished myself into a sports bra, one that’s too small and I have an athletic bandage tied around and I tuck it into my cleavage, and it’s pretty tight and I get some pretty strange looks in the locker room,” she said.
Excess skin can be painful. It can tear, leaving the person susceptible to infection.
Troop says she hasn’t worked this hard to give up now.”
Indeed, along with significant weight loss, the resulting folds of excess fat and sagging skin could pose threats to one’s health. As Ann Troop verbalized, she would sometimes feel pain, wherein the loose skin is highly sensitive and prone to irritation. Above all, the psychological and emotional well-being of an individual suffers due to a negative body image. Successful skin surgery and body sculpting procedures can help many to overcome the unsightly consequences of weight loss.
Body contouring or reshaping as after weight loss surgery in Mexico is highly advised. Tucks and lifts are usually done to remove excess fat and skin. Face and neck lifts can also contribute to the improvement of the patient’s appearance. At established plastic surgery centers like CosMed Clinic, board-certified specialists can be consulted regarding the feasibility of specific treatment options.
(Source: 200 pound weight loss leads to battle for skin surgery, CBC News, January 20, 2014)