Congratulations! You've lost weight. Losing weight is an arduous process and requires a lot of discipline. Unfortunately, the process can also have a side effect: excess skin. When you lose weight, your skin sometimes remains a little stretched out. This can cause both discomfort and embarrassment. Here's what you need to know about getting your body back.
How Long Have You Waited?
It can take a while for your skin to bounce back. If you've just lost weight, you may want to give it a few months. It's likely that you're still going to need some form of cosmetic procedure, but the situation may not be as extreme as you think. Generally, you'll also want to be at a stable weight for a while before you start getting cosmetic surgery.
Try Skin Firming Lotions
Many cosmetic surgeons and dermatologists have lotions that are designed to make your skin more supple and firm. Though this isn't going to take off inches of excess skin, it can be used to tighten areas that are just a little loose.
Continue to Exercise
It isn't always enough to lose weight. You also want to firm up the muscles that are under your skin. Firmer muscles are going to give you a more toned appearance. Building muscle bulk will still let you remain healthy and sleek while also filling out some of the excess skin.
Surgery is the fastest, easiest way to get rid of excess skin, and it's not that invasive of a procedure. The skin will be removed and then stitched up, giving you no more than a very fine line of scarring. An arm lift in particular can remove a large amount of excess skin from an area that isn't highly visible. You will then be able to recover as an out-patient, getting back to your regular routine in no time.
Most people aren't going to be able to get rid of their excess skin unless they get surgery. Luckily, the surgical process has very few complications and can be done in the course of a few hours.
There are many minor cosmetic procedures that can be done to make you feel as though you're in the best shape of your life. Contact a cosmetic surgeon to find out more about your options; there are often whole body packages that can be completed to make your body look as young as you feel.