Reaching big goals with weight loss can be both exciting and frustrating. You may feel amazing, but when you look in the mirror, any loose or extra skin that remains can dampen your excitement and leave you wondering if there’s a way to fix it.
Preventing Loose Skin
Not everyone experiences loose skin after weight loss. It depends on several factors such as how long the person was overweight or obese, how quickly they lost the weight, their age and even genetics. It’s not always possible to prevent it from happening, but if you’re reading this at the beginning stages of your weight-loss journey, there are some ways to lower your chances of experiencing this unfortunate side effect of weight loss.
– Don’t just think fat loss, think muscle development, too. Increasing lean muscle tissue helps keep skin tight.
– It’s not a race. Losing weight gradually helps prevent sagging or loose skin.
– Eat foods like vegetables and fruits that contain nutrients that help keep skin healthy.
– Stay hydrated. Being dehydrated can actually affect skin cells.
Eliminating Loose Skin
In most cases, sagging or loose skin is only truly eliminated with surgery. The type of surgery that is best for you depends on if the excess skin is in specific areas only or widespread. If extra stomach skin if your biggest concern, a tummy tuck could be all you need for a flatter, tighter stomach.
Dr. Wortham also offers arm lifts and thigh lifts if those are your problem areas. For patients looking for an overall skin tightening and body sculpting, a body lift can provide amazing results.
For more information or to schedule your consultation, call our office today at 425-744-7771.