It takes an enormous amount of persistence, grit and dedication to lose a large amount of weight. If you have managed to do so, we applaud your efforts! However, if you are at or near your goal weight, you may be disappointed to realize that you still don’t have the figure that you have always dreamed of and worked so hard to get. Skin that has been stretched out by obesity doesn’t always bounce back into place like we would like it to. Not only is this aesthetically unappealing, it can also be physically painful, causing chafing and discouraging exercise.
But don’t despair! A little professional help can help you perfect your new shape. We recently discussed on this blog how a surgical cosmetic procedure can help you get rid of the dreaded “bat wings.” Well, there is also help for those who find that their weight loss left them with excess flab around their mid-section. Deborah Olmstead, who had weight loss surgery in 2001, tells NBC News that she was excited to slim down but mortified by her extra skin, so she decided to have cosmetic surgery.
“I was not really comfortable even looking at myself in the mirror, with all the excess flesh,” Olmstead tells the news network. “You’ve done all this work, you’ve made this big, massive change that you see on the scale, but you don’t necessarily see it in your clothing, or the way you feel about yourself.”
If you recently lost weight and want to tighten your figure, call Christopher Craft Cosmetic Surgery to schedule an initial consultation. As one of the best board certified plastic surgeons in Miami, Christopher Craft, M.D., can help you meet your aesthetic goals so that you feel beautiful in your own skin!