It is known that eating a well balanced diet with regular exercise can help increase the quality and longevity of life; with media influences like The Biggest Loser and Dr. Oz stressing healthy active living, in particular for those who are morbidly obese, individuals big and small are incorporating some form into their own lives.
In some cases if the weight being lost comes off at a rapid pace, and also depending on skin laxity, the skin will have a hard time contouring to the changing body weight. This can leave excess skin hanging in an unappealing way, which can possibly lower one’s self esteem.
The excess hanging skin can be removed and corrected with the aid of surgery. An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm lift), thigh lift, and or a mastopexy/breast lift (for female patients) can be used to correct any areas affected by dramatic weight loss; liposuction can also help to reduce stubborn areas of fat that have a hard time responding to diet and exercise. Even though surgery may give patients the body they have always wanted, natural aging can cause the skin to be laxed again over time, so it is up to the patient to continue exercising regularly and eating healthy to maintain and prolong their surgical results.