It may come as a surprise to many of you, but did you know plastic surgery related to weight loss is more often required as a result of, rather than in pursuit of, losing the weight? Massive weight loss may cause rapid physical changes the body simply isn’t equipped to handle. As a result, surgery is needed to achieve the final step in achieving your goals.*
What You Won’t See on TV
Every season we tune in to reality shows such as “The Biggest Loser” to watch contestants battle it out over their weight loss. On average, contestants lose well over a hundred pounds each. At the end of the season, the difference between “Before” and “After” photos is truly striking and inspirational. However, those photos show the contestants with their clothes on. If we could see the loose skin hidden underneath, we’d learn that extreme weight loss isn’t without its downside.
Excess weight puts an undue burden on every major system of the body: heart and circulation, pancreas and insulin production, joints, bones and muscles. Our bodies are not designed to keep up with lots of excess weight, and shedding unhealthy pounds is one of the best things we can do for our overall health. Our skin, though, is not elastic enough to shrink as quickly as our fat cells. Extreme, rapid weight loss may result in excess skin hanging loose from underarms, abdomen, face and other areas of the body. Many of the Biggest Loser contestants have reported undergoing plastic surgery off-camera after the show in order to eliminate this unsightly and unhygienic side effect.*
Health before Appearance
Don’t let any of this scare you off from adopting a healthier lifestyle. There’s no better place to enjoy the outdoors and get in shape than Denver. Plastic surgery is the final step of weight loss with the removal of excess skin, helping your body look better with or without clothes.* For abdominal skin, we suggest a tummy tuck. Denver locals who have excess skin in other areas may be prime candidates for arm lifts or lower body lifts.
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.