Obesity is a major health problem globally, but especially in the US, which had the highest incidence in the world of obese or overweight adults (72%) in 2007. Things have improved somewhat, but the numbers are still high. It is no wonder then that fad diets and workouts have been making a killing in the market.
But those who do succeed on losing weight on a sensible diet and exercise regimen face a different problem: unsightly loose skin. Significant weight loss can result in skin flaps on the torso, arms, thighs, and chest that will just not go away, which is why body contouring is the next step in looking and feeling great.
According to the Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery website, body contouring is the answer to achieving the body image that is so important for psychological and emotional health. However, body contouring procedures need to be performed by experienced surgeons with the skills and equipment to achieve the best possible results.
It is a sad fact that many cosmetic procedures do not produce the expected results, largely because of the failure of the physician to explain to their patients the precise nature of the procedure and they can and cannot expect as well as the lack of skill or experience of the surgeon performing the procedure. In many cases of cosmetic surgery, including body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction, it can take months or even years before achieving the desired results.
Not everyone is a good candidate for body contouring, which is why it is so important that a potential patient consult with a reputable plastic surgeon before committing to any procedure. If you have recently lost a lot of weight and are frustrated with the amount of extra skin you still have, you may want to consider body contouring. Consider only the best surgeons with the skills and the equipment to give you the best results possible.