Unfortunately if you have lost a lot of weight you may find that your body will be covered by loose skin.
This can be embarrassing but there are methods that you can use to help rid yourself of loose skin.
Here are a few tips:
#1: Have patience
There are some parts of the body that seem to tighten all on their, for instance the skin around your neck seems to regain its tightness if given time.
Unfortunately, there are other parts that you will need to work on for results, for instance any loose skin around your waist.
Exercise can help reduce the appearance of loose skin, however if you have lost a lot of weight the effects maybe negligible.
Even so, maintaining a healthy diet with regular exercise will enable you to keep the weight off and ensure you are healthy too.
#3: Non-surgical options
If you have a small amount of loose skin then you wont have to undergo invasive surgery as there are some non-surgical options available.
For instance a doctor may be able to use a radio frequency laser, an ultrasound laser or fractional laser to target the loose skin to help tighten it.
#4: Surgery maybe the only option
For the vast majority who have lost a lot of weight and have loose skin surgery maybe the only option available.
Some popular options include tummy tucks, lower body lifts, arm lifts, breast lifts and thigh lifts.
What you need to understand is that all surgical procedure carry risks. Not only that but the cost is also high, with scarring also going to be a factor in your decision to undertake surgery.
Are you a candidate for surgery?
To find out if you are a candidate for surgery you will need to speak to a professional. Although they will probably look at the following factors before making a decision:
- Have you been able to maintain a stable weight for 6 months.
- Are you in good health.
Remember surgery can be long and will put undue stress on your body. The doctor will not want to risk your health if you are not fit for surgery.