At the moment, almost one-third of the world population is obese or overweight. Usually, women suffer from more backlash than men on this matter due to unrealistic standards of beauty promoted for decades by mainstream media.
Pregnancy, menopause, disease, stress, but also genetic factors can lead to significant weight gains. And many women start dieting and exercising in order to regain their youthful looks. But at the end of the weight loss journey, they discover the side effects: sagging skin everywhere. However, there is a wide range of cosmetic solutions to help women rebuild self-confidence:
Extreme weight loss can change the appearance of your face, making you look old and tired. And while clothing can hide the side effects on your body, the face is exposed at all times. Face and neck liftings need a long recovery, but faster and cheaper procedures can help diminish the sagging skin aspect. A combination of Botox and dermal fillers allows doctors to target every area of the face without the need of surgery.
2. Fat Transfers
Fat transfers help women who recently became much thinner to target multiple “problem areas” for an overall enhanced look. Excessive fat from tummy or thighs can be out through liposuction and used to add volume to buttocks and breasts. This way, you get rid of the undesirable fat deposits and boost your curves, which probably lost some of their roundness in the process of getting slim.
3. Non-invasive Skin Tightening
If you suffered from obesity, non-invasive techniques won’t help much. But for moderate skin sagging, Ultrasound Technology and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy are affordable, non-surgical procedures that can target all areas of the body. Both aim to stimulate collagen production in your skin and thus activate a natural rejuvenation process.
4. Tummy Tuck
For those struggling with excessive skin and muscle separation in the abdominal area, this is the only procedure that will allow you to have a flat tummy again. However, abdominoplasty leaves a scar from hip to hip and needs four weeks recovery time.
5. Thigh Lifting
The upper parts of legs are often severely affected by weight loss, causing sagging of the thighs and unsightly fat deposits that make the legs look bulky. Thigh lifting eliminates any upsetting bulks and tightens the skin, resulting in a youthful aspect. As it requires incisions, you will be left with small scars. Moreover, necessary downtime varies from case to case but it is never shorter than two weeks.
6. Calf Contouring
Sometimes, heavy exercising which targets thighs and buttocks results in big calves, determining many women to give up wearing skirts. But nowadays there is a non-invasive solution for that: muscle relaxing injections. This walk in – walk out treatment takes less than an hour and makes bulky muscles look leaner. Like all interventions based on injectables, calf contouring is temporary.
Dieting is hard and its aftermath can often cause distress. However, there is a cosmetic solution for every effect of weight loss and looking good has never been easier than now.
About The Author:
Sarah Carter is the head of a creative writing workshop and a freelance blogger. Sarah also writes for magazines and blogs in the health and wellness industries including All Women’s Talk and EmpowHER.