Post-weight loss plastic surgery a popular choice for many

June 8, 2011

Post-weight loss plastic surgery a popular choice for many
Post-weight loss plastic surgery a popular choice for many

For overweight or obese individuals, weight loss offers a number of benefits. In addition to reducing the risk of developing serious illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease, losing weight can also improve self-esteem and physical appearance. However, for some individuals who shed many pounds in a short amount of time, the end result can leave behind excess skin that is less than desirable.

To solve this problem, many individuals turn to plastic surgery. Procedures such as a tummy tuck can help eliminate this skin and make one's slimmer figure appear more natural, according to Michigan Live.

Such was the case of Jennifer McDonough, of Jackson, Michigan. She lost 105 pounds after bariatric surgery, and is now planning on undergoing a tummy tuck in June.

"I'm definitely proud of what I have accomplished, and this [tummy tuck] will really boost my confidence," McDonough told the news source. In addition, her weight loss has eliminated her sleep apnea, as well as pain in her lower back and knees.

There are other procedures that may help those who have recently lost weight feel more confident about their body. These include arm lifts, breast lifts, butt lifts and lower body lifts, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

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