Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

I'm on a personal mission to get rid of the stigma that still surrounds cosmetic surgery in many regions. Why am I on this mission? A small surgery changed my life, and I have never regretted it. I was a very shy child with little confidence due to my protruding ears. It sounds like such a small problem to many people, but it affected me and my self esteem greatly. I saved up in high school while working a part-time job, and as soon as I could afford it, I got my parents to agree to let me have my ears "pinned back" when I was 16. My confidence skyrocketed immediately, and I finally began enjoying life for the first time. I want to help others facing similar problems know that they are not alone, and I hope I can touch many lives with my new blog!

Is Your Dramatic Weight Loss Putting Your Health at Risk?


Losing a great deal of weight is typically a good thing for most people. If you spent a long time of your life being overweight or obese, losing that weight is one of the best things you can do for your entire body's health. However, it can potentially lead to problems, as well. If you've lost a hundred pounds or more, this likely applies to you, so keep reading.

1. When You Lose Lots of Weight

Losing lots of weight is great for your body, but the body doesn't always bounce back from it. This is particularly common if you carried excess weight for a long time. After weight loss, loose skin can be left behind. This has an impact on your appearance, and can even artificially inflate your weight, as the skin that once held fat will still have weight of its own. However, the real concern here is a health hazard.

2. What Can Happen

People who have loose skin often develop sores and rashes as a result. When skin rubs on skin, it can quickly become sensitive and painful. If nothing is done for it, moisture from sweat and the chronic rubbing can quickly lead to open sores. These are at a higher risk of infection because they tend to be under folds of skin where bacteria love to hide. While keeping your skin dry and clean will help to avoid this problem, as long as your skin is rubbing on itself, you'll continue to be at a higher risk of these problems.

3. Getting Help

The best thing you can do in this situation is to talk to a cosmetic surgeon about the possibility of skin removal surgery. Skin removal surgery, as the name implies, removes excess skin that once held excess fat. Depending on the areas of your body that need help, this may be a small procedure that you can quickly bounce back from, or it may take a few weeks to recover. Your cosmetic surgeon can provide you details on this based on your personal needs and body type.

Skin removal surgery can have a dramatic impact on how people feel about their bodies after weight loss. It can also help to tighten up loose muscles, like in the abdomen, which can lead to a saggy-looking belly even if you're not carrying excess weight.

Most importantly, though, removing the excess skin will eliminate the risk of developing sores and infections. You won't have to worry about pain, inflammation, and doing things like using baby powder to keep the area dry throughout your day. You can just go back to living like anyone else does, and you're sure to receive a fair share of compliments on your new body shape, too.

For more information, contact a plastic surgery center. 


15 June 2020