Congratulations on achieving your weight loss goals! The road to fitness is a bumpy one, but with strength and determination, every one of us can get there eventually. Now that you’ve checked “lose weight” off your pre-Christmas checklist, how about you take a moment to notice the flaps of loose skin that have replaced your fatty areas? Bet you didn’t see those coming.
But don’t worry! Excess skin after massive weight loss can be removed with post-bariatric surgery.
Reshaping Your Body Right
Post-bariatric surgeries are ideal for overweight individuals who have just lost a good deal of weight. Since it is normal for the skin to sag after significant weight loss, body contouring procedures can be used to bring back the body’s natural contoured state. The procedure removes excess skin and fat that are still found in specific areas of the body, such as the face and neck, arms, abdomen, buttocks, and thighs. Post-bariatric surgery can be a combination of several plastic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, breast lift, or arm lift.
Slow Down on the Ham
Having lost significant weight, and excess skin does not mean you’re free to eat whatever you want this holiday season. Remember, body contouring procedures do not prevent you from gaining weight back. Because of this, general guidelines have to be followed once you have recovered from your post-bariatric surgery. Such guidelines include:
- Eating small portions of well-balanced meals every day
- Practicing low-caloric diet intake and going easy on the sweets and fat
- Creating a “diary” or a daily record of the amount of food, proteins, and calories you have consumed in a day
- Drinking at least two liters of water each day
Don’t put your weight loss efforts to waste; consider post-bariatric surgery today. Call us at (216) 778-2262 to request a consultation with Dr. Totonchi and be a step closer to achieving your dream body.