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Dealing With Saggy Skin After Weight Loss


May 14, 2018

Dieting and working out are the two primary ways to lose weight, but what happens when someone loses so much weight that his or her skin begins to sag? Is this an avoidable possibility for those who are losing weight, or is sagging skin just a part of the process?

Why Sagging Skin Occurs

Sagging skin is not a byproduct of losing weight, but is caused by gaining weight. When someone gains weight, his or her skin must stretch to accommodate the increase in size. Although someone can lose weight and have less fat, the stretched skin around the area of fat may persist. While gaining and subsequently losing weight can lead to pulled skin, the amount of hanging skin after the weight loss will vary depending on the person. However, there are tricks to keeping loose skin taut.

Maintain or Increase Muscle Tissue

Gaining muscle mass can lead to weight loss and taut skin along the way. Muscle is denser than fat, which means the skin will tighten around the thick fibers of muscle and reveal the definition. To maintain or grow muscle, dieters should preserve a healthy eating regime that’s not too drastic. When caloric usage is leagues ahead of caloric intake, the body will get rid of fat and muscle which results in sagging skin.

Surgery as the Only Option

We understand how frustrating it can be to lose weight, meet personal goals, but still feel uncomfortable in your skin due to sagging. Unfortunately, some people who lose a lot of weight have severe stretch marks that are unfixable outside of surgery. If your weight loss story fits this scenario, a permanent solution is just around the corner. Our team will get rid of that flabby skin and give you the results your hard work deserves. We are in the business of helping you love the way you look. If you are interested in a consultation concerning any of our procedures, contact us now! A brand new outlook on life is waiting for you at Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery.


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