Newspaper publishes guide on surgery after weight loss
Birds of a Feather actress Pauline Quirke this week announced that she has lost seven stone in six months, sparking advice from one newspaper on cosmetic surgery after weight loss. The Scottish Sunday Express online published advice for people who have lost a significant amount of weight, which looked at the problem of excess skin – a problem which cannot be solved by diet and exercise.The advice, written by Dr Aamer Khan and Lesley Reynolds Khan, says that while such dramatic weight loss is no doubt impressive it can leave the skin unable to adapt to the body’s new shape. They wrote: “Rapid weight loss often doesn’t allow the skin time to snap back in place which is why, if you want to save your skin’s elasticity it is vital to lose fat slowly, ideally at around one to two pounds a week. “Non-surgical skin tightening has become one of the fastest growing areas of aesthetic medicine but when there is a lot of excess skin, surgery will be necessary to re-sculpt the body.” The doctors recommended asking advice about cosmetic surgery from the experts and outlined that tummy tuck surgery and body lift surgery are two options to solve the problem of loose skin. They also talked about lifestyle and reminded those that had lost weight that while they might not like the loose skin, they had a much healthier body.