Book a Consultation

Condition — body

After Weight Loss

A great sense of achievement can often be felt by a person after weight loss. Not only do they feel they look better, the likelihood is that they have also taken steps to improve their overall health. Self-confidence can be greatly increased as a person feels they no longer need to hide behind baggy clothing, and they have more energy to participate in physical activities.

Whilst there are many benefits to be had from losing weight, a significant loss can often mean that excess skin is left behind. This concern can affect many areas of the body, or can appear in isolated regions, including: the upper arms, back, chest, abdomen, buttocks and thighs. This droopy look to the body can feel just as concerning as excess weight, and may cause both aesthetic and physical discomfort.

Excess skin after weight loss is usually caused by the loss of elasticity in the skin, as it has been stretched over a prolonged period of time. This stretching of the skin can damage the collagen and elastin fibres, which disable its ability to retract when the body’s shape reduces. The length of time that a person has been overweight can often be a factor in the extent of the loose skin that is left behind; with ageing, genetics and how much weight has been lost being other contributory factors.

There are a number of ways in which a person can help to tighten loose or sagging skin. In some cases the most effective way to improve excess skin after weight loss, if it is particularly significant, is to undergo a surgical procedure. A range of body lifting treatments can be performed on various areas that work to remove excess skin and tissue. These procedures can be used on one, or a combination of regions, to help sculpt the figure and restore a more natural looking contouring of the body. At Reshape & Restore a thorough consultation can help to put a personalised treatment plan in place, that addresses the areas requiring attention.

Related Procedures