I thought I’d have more confidence after losing all this weight…

When someone who is very overweight commits to a rigorous diet and exercise regime or signs up to weight-loss surgery, they naturally focus on the positive outcomes: a healthier body in a slimmer frame. And while they may be thrilled with both of those results, they are likely to be less so with a very common side effect: folds of excess skin. Obesity not only puts pressure on the heart and the joints but on the skin, too; being overweight for some time stretches the skin to a point where it loses a degree of elasticity and it is therefore unable to shrink back to the new, smaller frame.

What are my options?

During a post weight-loss consultation at Mr Sudip Ghosh’s Milton Keynes clinic, you will share your medical history, undergo a physical examination and discuss your goals and expectations. Mr Ghosh will then tailor a surgical plan to your individual needs, talking you through the potential risks and complications. In some cases, the worst affected area will be the abdomen, for which Mr Ghosh offers a variety of abdominoplasty procedures. For some patients, a total body lift is the most appropriate: a body lift (the re-contouring of the trunk, abdomen, buttocks and thighs) combined with a breast reduction and/or uplift and a brachioplasty (arm lift).

How extensive will the scarring be?

Every incision requires a scar, but an experienced surgeon is skilled in producing the finest scars possible. Consultant plastic surgeon Mr Sudip Ghosh has been performing intricate procedures for many years with very satisfactory results. During your consultation, Milton Keynes-based Mr Ghosh will speak candidly about what you can expect, and advise you on the best aftercare to enable the post weight-loss surgery scars to heal efficiently and as discreetly as possible.

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