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Cosmetic Procedures Help After Weight Loss

May 10th 2012 at 12:59 AM

Were you always the fat kid that was being picked-on at school? Were you always made fun off because most of the buttons on your shirt kept popping out because of your belly? Were you the one who was always the last person who got to play at the playground because you were the largest kid there? Well, there are tons of people who fit this description, that’s why gyms and fitness centers are so popular. Because of increasing awareness for self-fitness, even the largest and most obese people are suddenly becoming thinner and gradually or drastically shedding pounds every week. As well as it may sound, not every person who loses weight so quickly is happy with the results.

Dr. Raghu Elluru and Dr. Scott Holley are two plastic surgeons who believe that not all people who have achieved their goal of weight loss are necessarily pleased with the results they obtained, at least physically speaking. Indeed, even though these patients have already become less hindered in their movements and have regained a substantial improvement in their health status, Dr. Holley believes that these people may have self-image issues regarding their post-weight loss look. He says that though the excess adipose tissue present under the subcutaneous tissue may already be gone, the formation and stretching of the skin that had once occurred to accommodate the said excess adipose tissue would still be present even after the weight reduction. This may lead to rashes, skin chafing, and sagging in the once-fatty areas.

With regards to women, most of their concerns lie with the new shape their breasts take after the weight reduction process. Most of the breasts are made up of the lactation ducts and fat, therefore removing this fat when losing weight results in sagging and a smaller cup size. Research found on the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery showed that 86% of women who resorted to breast reconstruction surgery say that they are unhappy with how their breasts looked after weight loss. Dr. Holley says that the quick fix to this problem is a breast lift, where excess sagging of the breasts is relieved by removing the skin left behind during the weight loss process. This means that the old form and volume of the patient’s breast can be restored, or better yet, improved.

On the other hand, patients who have encountered discontent from their weight loss programs come to Dr. Elluru for tummy tuck procedures, or medically-known as abdominoplasty. He says that a tummy tuck is a very convenient and efficient for patients looking for a more slender figure after weight loss. This is because tummy tucks have two benefits all in one procedure: it corrects the shape of the abdominal area by means of stretching the rectus abdominis muscle, which helps to show off a slimmer stomach, and removes excess skin resulting from the reduction of weight, which prevents the formation of rashes and other unwanted skin disorders.

Dr. Holley and Dr. Elluru are very proud of what they have already done. They say that it is through specialized and individualized medical techniques that they achieve the results that have so far showed up only as smiles on a lot of their patient’s faces. Weight loss alone is already a very big step forward in the goal of achieving a healthier lifestyle. They both believe that patients should be happy after losing weight, and not suffering from “side-effects” caused by weight reduction. They are all but happy to have served people who themselves chose to walk a very hard, yet fulfilling path to having a healthy lifestyle.


NOTE : This Article Is originally posted by cosmeticsurgerynews.

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