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Remodeling the body after weight loss

28th Feb 2019

Obesity is considered the disease of the 21st century. It represents one of the most frequent nutrition afflictions in the world, and it is actually being considered as a pandemic. When we talk about obesity, we don’t necessarily refer to aesthetic issues, but a complex metabolic one with numerous notable complications. In extreme cases, obesity can even lead to the death of the patient.

Obesity is characterized by the abnormal increase in body weight that is triggered by an imbalance between the calories we eat and the calories we use. We can fight obesity by changing one’s lifestyle and starting with a correct way of eating combined with regular physical exercises and enough sleep.

For patients who suffered from obesity or being severely overweight is a great accomplishment when weight loss occurs. Many patients dream of this day for years before managing to get closer to the ideal weight only to notice that the appearance of their body hasn’t really improved. Of course, the fat is gone or at least most of it, but instead of fat rolls there are now skin folds that give the body an unaesthetic appearance. So, what can be done in terms of remodeling the body after weight loss?

Plastic surgery is always recommended for patients who have undergone massive weight loss to improve the appearance of their bodies after achieving a normal weight. This is important for the morale of the patient and also to increase the quality of his life and get rid forever of the signs of being obese in the past.

There are certain procedures that are performed to remodel the body after weight loss. In a vast majority of cases, the patient will undergo combined procedures, and even multiple sessions of plastic surgery set a few months apart to improve the appearance of the body.

When it comes to remodeling the body after weight loss, the main goal is to get rid of the skin sagginess and skin in excess. For this, the plastic surgeon will recommend body lifting procedures such as butt lift, breast lift, and the tummy tuck. Arm and thigh lifts can also be performed if the skin folds are present in these areas of the body as well.

Liposuction is frequently combined with body lifting procedures for patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight. You might be surprised and ask why liposuction is still necessary if the patient has already lost weight. Well, even after a massive weight loss, the patient might be left with stubborn adipose tissue in localized areas of the body. Generally speaking, even after weight loss there will be a level of fat tissue left on the flanks and the tummy that can only be removed with the help of liposuction. To improve the shape of the body after liposuction and body lifting, the plastic surgeon might also recommend fat transfer or even getting implants to enhance the features of the body.


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