14 Nov Facelift Following Big Weight Loss
Most people don’t start thinking about a facelift until their 40s or 50s, with one exception—following a big weight loss. At John Park MD Plastic Surgery, we’d like to congratulate you on your weight loss! Whether achieved through a weight-loss surgery or strictly using diet and exercise, getting to a healthy weight is a huge accomplishment. However, what a lot of people don’t tell you while you’re on your weight-loss journey is that losing weight isn’t just about reducing fat. Weight fluctuations also affect your skin.
Face the Facts
The skin is the largest organ of our body, and it’s designed to stretch. Collagen and elastin are proteins naturally produced at a higher rate when we’re younger, but this production ramps down in our later decades. Collagen and elastin are the pillars of “stretch-ability” and help skin “snap back” when we lose weight. Some people naturally produce more collagen and elastin, and everyone’s skin will respond differently to weight loss.
The quicker you lose weight, the quicker your skin will have to keep pace. A big weight loss in a short period of time can show more noticeable skin changes. This can happen anywhere, including in the face. A tummy tuck following a big weight loss is common since a lot of us tend to carry excess weigh in our belly. Tummy tucks remove extra skin that’s common after a big weight loss, but what about the face?
Facial skin can appear somewhat lax after a big weight loss. It’s completely normal, and the great news is that a facelift can be a game-changer. You’ve already done the hard work of losing the weight. Now it’s time to treat yourself and maximize the new, more youthful, slender you with a facelift. With tiny incisions hidden within the folds of the ear, a facelift enhances your natural aesthetics while restoring youthfulness and vitality.
Schedule Your Consultation
There’s no such thing as an ideal age for any adult to have a facelift. As long as you’re deemed healthy for a cosmetic surgery, a facelift might be for you. Those in their 20s and 30s who have achieved a big weight loss might be an ideal candidate for a facelift. To see if a facelift is right for you, call John Park MD Plastic Surgery at (949) 777-6883 and schedule your complimentary consultation.