Many of the tummy tucks that I perform here in Denver are for patients who have recently lost a lot of weight. When weight loss happens quickly, the skin often can’t keep up and remains stretched out even after the target weight has been reached. Rapid weight loss can put other strains on the body as well, so if shaping up quickly is one of your goals, it’s important to work closely with trained professionals who can support you throughout the process.
Just as you would train for a marathon, training for weight loss is a key part of the process. First of all, you will have to exercise in order to lose weight, and your muscles won’t be used to that. Finding a personal trainer who can help you to ease into a routine which allows your muscles enough time to heal between workouts and avoid injury is a good start. Plus, you’ll want the extra support for those days when you just don’t want to hit the gym.
Working closely with your normal physician is a good idea too. Extra weight can affect all different aspects of you both physically and mentally. As the weight comes off, it’s a good idea to check in with your doctor to make sure everything is going as it should. Your doctor can perform regular tests to make sure you are remaining healthy as the weight comes off.
Looking Your Best
Finally, after you’ve reached your target weight, you may be left with loose skin around your abdomen and pockets of lingering, excess fat. That’s where I come in. At my offices in Denver, a tummy tuck can be scheduled in order to trim away any excess skin which remains after your weight loss*. After all, you deserve to look as great as you feel without those extra pounds, and a tummy tuck can help with that.*
*This information is for education only, and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.