Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss: How an Outward Change Leads to Inner TransformationFebruary 18, 2019
Following massive weight loss, many people are left with excess skin or isolated pockets of stubborn fat that don’t seem to respond to diet and exercise. Body contouring procedures such as the arms, breast lifts, abdominoplasty, lower body, or male gynecomastia surgery can offer those last finishing touches to your weight loss success by removing and tightening excess skin, repairing separated muscle tissue and removing stubborn fat and excess skin.
Inner Benefits to Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss
While the most obvious changes to your body after weight loss and plastic surgery are the outward ones, the inner transformations that take place cannot be understated.
From the way you carry yourself to your outlook on life, expect to experience a wide array of inner benefits following post-weight loss plastic surgery, in addition to the outward physical changes to your appearance.
1. Regain Self-Confidence
One of the most noticeable inner changes most people experience following post-weight loss plastic surgery is a newfound sense of self-confidence. As the saying goes, when you look good, you feel good. The major physical changes that happen after weight loss can absolutely translate to equally impactful changes to your self-image, as well as the way other people perceive you.
In fact, some studies suggest that that improved self-confidence could even help you land a new job or get that promotion you’ve been vying for.
2. Enjoy a Refreshed Outlook on Life
After struggling with obesity and re-contouring your body, you’ll likely enjoy a refreshed outlook on life, with new hope for the future. Look forward to that trip you always dreamed about, going for that job you always wanted, seeing your kids get married and have children of their own, buying your dream home or other important milestones in life without constantly worrying about health complications that might stand in the way of getting the most out of life.
As an added bonus, you’ll have hard-and-fast proof that you’re capable of achieving your goals, so you can fearlessly set new ones for the future, knowing you have what it takes to accomplish them.
3. Improve Your Relationships
It’s true that you need to love yourself before you can fully love someone else. Investing in yourself by achieving major weight loss goals and planning your post-weight loss plastic surgery can, in turn, improve your relationships. Rekindle romance and intimacy with your spouse or partner, thanks to your new surge of self-confidence. Or, if you haven’t found that special someone just yet, you might finally feel ready to start dating again, now that you’ve given yourself the time and effort you deserve.
Without the discomfort of loose, chafing skin and tissue, you might also find that you’re more interested in socializing with friends, trying new activities and getting out of the house more — all of which can have lasting positive effects on your mental and physical health.
4. Motivation to Make Healthy Lifestyle Changes
Speaking of mental and physical health, losing weight often serves as the motivation needed to finally make those healthy lifestyle changes that may have been on your list of New Year’s resolutions for years. For example, after weight loss and body contouring surgery, you’re likely to have adopted healthier eating habits that have you staying away from fast food and restaurants in favor of healthier home-cooked meals. And you’ll likely be motivated to go for a walk around the block on your lunch break instead of taking a trip to the coffee shop for a sugary snack. Or you might find that waking up earlier to exercise is now more important than those extra 20 minutes of snooze time.
Remember that it’s not just about losing weight and shaping up your body—it’s about changing your mindset and making healthy habits a part of your everyday routine so that maintaining your new healthy weight becomes second nature.
5. Lower Annoyance and Frustration
Oftentimes, excess skin and tissue can mask the results of all your hard work to lose weight, and that can easily cause frustration. Plus, the discomfort of carrying around this loose tissue can be an aggravation itself – and that can cause a sour mood as well. By removing all this tissue with post-weight loss plastic surgery procedures, you can achieve greater comfort, and with less pain, it’s one less thing that can weigh down your outlook.
6. Regain Control of Your Health
Maintaining a healthy weight has obvious physical benefits, but it also gives you a better mental and emotional control of your health and wellness. Following body contouring plastic surgery, many people feel that they are fully equipped with the tools necessary to curb emotional eating and seek healthier, more constructive outlets during stressful times in their lives.
The knowledge that you are now in control of your health and well-being can be a very powerful tool to strengthen your willpower and resolve.
7. Set a Great Example
With social media now putting a larger emphasis on appearance and body image than ever before, you can stand out as an excellent example for your kids, grandkids or others who might look to you as a role model. Investing in your self-growth, health and happiness is so important, and what better way to show this than to crush your weight loss goals and treat yourself to a body contouring procedure or two so you can fully enjoy the result of your hard work?
At the end of the day, getting plastic surgery after weight loss can be just as impactful on your inner self as your outer self, if not more. You owe it to yourself to invest in your physical and mental well-being and enjoy a revitalized outlook on life.
ABOUT THE AUTHORDr. Eric Mariotti, a board-certified plastic surgeon, is still just as excited about plastic surgery as he was when he entered the field decades ago. “I am blessed to have a job I love." At the Mariotti Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Concord, he performs most cosmetic procedures & breast reconstruction. He has developed his niche in plastic surgery after massive weight loss over the past 10 – 12 years. Dr. Mariotti is a regular speaker at weight loss support groups in and around the area.