You've Lost The Weight—Now What?

If you have not considered a visit to a chiropractor, make an appointment. Learn a little about how to prepare for the visit, and what to expect.

You've Lost The Weight—Now What?

18 February 2015
 Categories: Health & Medical , Blog


You have fought the battle against obesity and won. While you were once overweight and unhealthy, you worked hard and changed your entire life to get yourself to the weight and size you always wanted to be. However, now that you are at your ideal weight, you notice that the effects of your previous obesity still linger. You may find yourself with excess skin, sagging breasts, or other physical remnants that you could do without in your new, non-obese life. Do not get discouraged. There are options available to you to help you take the final steps to perfect your new look so that you can take full pride in the body you worked so hard for. 

Tummy Tuck Surgery

When you lose a great deal of weight, your body has no way of naturally ridding itself of the extra skin it needed when you carried more weight. This excess skin can be uncomfortable and unsightly, preventing you from showing off your brand new figure.

A tummy tuck surgery is the perfect solution if you carry that excess skin in your abdominal region. The procedure, known to medical professionals as an abdominoplasty, involves removing excess fat and skin tissue and recontouring and restructuring of your abdomen. This also involves tightening the muscles of your stomach to give a flatter, smoother appearance. Clinics like Renaissance Center For Facial & Body Sculpting use expert procedures to achieve this look.

If you plan on becoming pregnant in the future, you should talk in depth with your doctor before you get a tummy tuck surgery. Muscle tears are possible during pregnancy if you have had an abdominoplasty procedure prior. 

Liposuction

If you do not have a great deal of excess skin to speak of, but just have a few remaining pockets of fat tissue that just will not go away no matter how much you work out or how much weight you lose, liposuction may be the answer for you. This procedure is highly standard and can even be performed as an outpatient surgery, meaning you can go home a few hours after it is done.

Liposuction involves a small incision to insert the suction device beneath the skin. The suction device is aimed at pockets of excess fat tissue and pulls them quickly out of your body. This can be used on the abdomen, hips, thighs, chin, arms, and lower legs, to contour your new body and help you rid yourself of those small problem areas that remain after all your hard work.

Breast Lift And/Or Implants

Finally, when you lose a great deal of weight, your breasts shrink down as well. This is due to the fact that breasts are made up primarily of fat tissue. If you find that your breasts hang lower than you would like following your weight loss or are just too small for your taste now, there are steps you can take.

A breast lift will help make sagging breast tissue more taut and perky by removing excess skin and pulling the remaining skin tight. Implants on the other hand will add volume back to your breasts that may have been lost through weight loss.

As you can see, there are several ways to put the finishing touches on your new look following your hard-fought weight loss. So, select the procedures that you feel you need to have confidence and pride in your new body and get started right away. 

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Back Pain: Easing the Symptoms

Only people who live with constant back pain will understand how my days tend to go. On days when the pain is slight, I can manage pretty well. When it flares up, there is no such thing as a comfortable position. Fortunately, I have found ways to help ease the pain and keep going. A friend recommended that I see a chiropractor. While skeptical, I did find that having an adjustment twice a week does help. I tend to rely less on pain medication than I did before, and there are days when I feel almost normal. If you have not considered a visit to a chiropractor, I suggest that you make an appointment. Let me tell you a little about how to prepare for the visit, and what to expect. You may find that those visits end up making your days much more pleasant.

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