For many people, losing weight is an important aesthetic goal at some point in their lives. It takes hard work and determination, and for most, they are proud and pleased with their results. However, losing weight can trigger a different aesthetic concern for others: loose skin. This is because when a person loses a significant amount of weight, either through diet and exercise or weight loss surgery, the skin stretched by the excess weight may not be able to retract to fully fit the new body shape.
At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, we understand the frustrations and limitations of sagging skin and offer a variety of cosmetic procedures to address skin removal post weight loss to help you transform your body into the youthful, slim silhouette you deserve.
Why Is Skin Loose After Weight Loss?
When you lose significant weight, your skin may not shrink back to its former size and shape, leading to loose or saggy skin. This happens because the skin has elastic qualities and can stretch to accommodate the excess fat or weight, but it may not be able to contract back to its original size and shape once the weight is lost.
Additionally, when you lose weight, you lose not only fat but also some muscle mass, which can contribute to sagging skin appearance. When muscles are not toned, they do not support the skin, which also leads to a loose and saggy appearance.