Skin surgery can lead to total transformation, says plastic surgeon

People who experience extreme weight loss can still end up finding themselves "trapped in their bodies", according to a leading cosmetic surgeon. Dr Brian Reuben, a plastic surgeon at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, said many people are surprised to find that by losing a considerable amount of weight in a short space of time they can be left with excess folds of skin. The result is that many continue to feel inhibited and worried about their body shape.Dr Reuben told Deseret News that multiple pregnancies, weight loss surgery and extreme lifestyle changes can all result in people being left with large amounts of excess skin around the thighs, lower back, arms, breasts and buttocks. Body contouring is one way they can choose to remove this skin, allowing them to complete their cosmetic transformation. "They often feel trapped in their bodies again and sometimes can't exercise comfortably because of the skin that is hanging down or flapping on their bodies," said Dr Reuben. "We can contour and reshape that so they can get their bodies back and be able to have a lifestyle that they're interested in after weight loss." Dr Reuben also stressed the importance of carrying out research into surgery providers, and for patients to ensure they understand the results they will be able to achieve. See original story here: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865560417/Weight-loss-skin-surgery-can-lead-patients-to-total-transformation.html?pg=all