How to Improve Your Figure After Weight Loss Success
posted on 10/16/2010
Have you finally lost that extra baby weight? Is your new diet and exercise regimen finally working? You may be feeling great about your weight loss, but you might have noticed that your skin is loose and sagging in some areas, or cellulite is more visible. Fortunately, there are several cosmetic procedures that will tighten, tone and rejuvenate your skin to give you a more streamlined silhouette.
Get in touch with a cosmetic surgeon in your area to find out if you are a good candidate for skin tightening treatments, cellulite reduction procedures or body contouring after weight loss.
Skin Tightening Treatments After Weight Loss
If you’ve lost more than ten pounds, you may notice you have loose skin or folds around larger body parts, such as your stomach, hips and thighs. Skin tightening procedures such as Titan and Thermage can fix the problem. Both of these treatments use laser and heat energy to tighten and tone the soft tissues under the skin.
The heat causes some damage to the dermis, which in turn causes a contraction. The body detects this “injury”, and begins to produce more collagen to repair the tissue. The increased collagen creates a firmer and more toned appearance, and can help to tighten loose skin permanently. You’ll see progressive results several weeks after your skin tightening treatment.
Cellulite Reduction After Weight Loss
If you’ve lost weight by exercising, the increased circulation to your legs, hips and buttocks may make cellulite more pronounced. Cellulite does not disappear when you lose weight because the fat is trapped between the skin and muscle. Cellulite treatments, including as SmoothShapes, Endermologie and Acoustic Wave Therapy can help to massage out the trapped fat and improve the texture and tone of your skin.
You’ll need to undergo a series of cellulite treatments and stick with your diet and exercise plan to see results. These procedures can be a great match for you if you want to tone up after losing weight.
Body Shaping Procedures After Weight Loss
When you’ve lost a significant amount of body fat and want your muscles to appear more toned and sculpted, consider the VelaShape or VelaSmooth procedures. Both of these procedures use the patented elos technology to tighten and tone the skin, and remove any bumps or lumps of fat that still remain under the skin’s surface. VelaSmooth is ideal for cellulite reduction, while VelaShape can help you lose those last few inches. Both are performed on an outpatient basis, and neither one involves any needles or incisions. You can undergo a series of six to eight treatments to shape and tone your figure after weight loss.
Set up a consultation with a cosmetic surgeon or medical spa in your area to find out if any of the above procedures are a good match for you. A consultation will help you understand each more procedure in detail, and learn about all the benefits and drawbacks of the treatment.