Hi, I’m Dr. Jeffrey Williams, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Durango, Colorado.
In my practice, I’ve consulted with countless patients who have simply struck out in their attempts to lose weight. Many folks come to me as their “last resort” to try to take off weight with surgery such as liposuction, abdominoplasty, thigh lift, arm tuck, and breast lift.
Then there are still other folks that simply tell me, “Dr. Williams, I’m afraid to lose all this weight because:
- My arms will be saggy,
- I’ll have more wrinkles,
- My turkey neck will get worse,
- I’ll look old and sunken in,
- My legs will look ugly
- I’ll lose my curves in my butt, my chest, and so on.”
Please listen to me for this moment. It’s ok. We have solutions for that!
But please don’t sell yourself short. The health benefits of losing all that extra weight far overshadow the problem of leftover skin. Losing weight and trying to achieve a realistic goal with the help of your nutritionist not only will benefit you physically, it will also benefit you and your family mentally. The excessive weight can cause significant issues such as hypertension, polycystic kidney disease, and accelerated joint degeneration.1 Left unchecked, it can lead to organ damage such as myocardial infarction, congestive heart failure, diabetes, and eventually even severe disabilities which can leave you in a wheelchair.1 There is simply no way to overemphasize how important it is to do this for yourself FIRST and think about the leftover skin SECOND.
So whatever you fear about the leftover skin, I’m here to teach you about the skin itself as well as what happens to it when you lose weight. And, if you stay with me, we’ll even cover some of the non-surgical and surgical ways to correct the excess skin.
I hope you’ll stay tuned and visit again to learn more about Skin After Weight Loss.
Feel free to contact us with any questions you mayor schedule a consultation by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 970-259-5990.
1Sharma AM and Kushner RF. Int J Obes. 2009,33: 289-95.