After you have your weight loss surgery, you are going to have a great deal of loose skin. This can be frustrating for you because you spent a lot of time and money to have the weight gone and feel more comfortable with your body, but now you have to deal with a ton of loose skin. Here are some ways that you can manage your loose skin while you wait for your skin to tighten or for you to have enough money to pay for a more permanent solution to your loose skin problem.
1. Wear Compression Athletic Clothes and Compression Tights
When you are going about your day, you are going to need to keep your loose skin under control. By wearing high-waisted tights and athletic apparel that is tight enough to keep the skin close to your body so that it doesn't flop around, you will find it much easier to walk and be active. Compression tights will also help you to look more slim, allowing you to feel more confident about your body.
Also, in order to qualify for skin reduction surgery, some surgeons require you to keep the weight off for a certain amount of time. This means that you will absolutely need to exercise on top of eating healthily.
2. Appreciate Your Body For What it Can Do
Instead of focusing on how your body looks, try to focus more on exactly what your body is capable of. This means realizing that it's amazing how easy it is for you to walk up stairs, hold your children, go to yoga, or run several miles. Your body is incredible, even if it has loose skin, and you are much healthier because you are no longer carrying excess weight.
3. Don't Compare Yourself to the Mental Image of "Skinny" You
Finally, try to avoid comparing yourself to the image that you had in your head of how you would look when you were skinny. This was an image that you made up and never reflected reality. If you ruminate on the changes that you would have preferred, you will only end up making yourself miserable.
If you are able to shift your perspective about your body enough, you might even feel that you are okay with the skin the way it is. However, if you don't feel comfortable, make sure that you talk to a professional doctor who performs fat extraction surgery, like those at Medilaser, Cosmetic Surgery and Vein Center, to see if he or she also performs skin reductions.
I was badly injured a year ago, and it took a long time to get back to my normal level of ability. One of the things that helped more than anything was the time that I spent in physical therapy. I didn’t always love going to physical therapy – in fact, sometimes, I really didn’t enjoy it at all. But ultimately, the therapists and other patients I worked with helped inspire me to get better, and the exercises facilitated my healing process. I started this blog to talk about all of the things I learned about physical therapy and healing during my recovery time. I hope my blog reaches other accident victims. I want to offer encouragement, hope, and information for people who are in the same boat that I was in.