Positive steps to counter obesity, particularly morbid obesity, are being taken at local and national levels. Absent these steps, illnesses and diseases that are related to obesity (i.e. high blood pressure, diabetes) would continue to increase. This places a burden on the economy as these types of illnesses and injuries force adults to take more sick days, reducing the amount of time they have to complete work projects.
Regarding steps that are being taken to combat obesity, there is exercise anddiet. Another technique people use is sitting for an hour in a sauna. However, the last step could find people sweating off more water weight than fat.
Even more, diet and exercise don't always give people the body that they want. In fact, people who lose significant amounts of weight following natural weight loss procedures or after bariatric surgery may gain the weight results they want. However, they may not gain the body contouring results they're seeking.
"After achieving major weight loss, bariatric patients are often left with loose, excess skin that embarrasses them and makes their weight loss achievement less obvious. Depending on the problem areas, there are a variety of body contouring procedures that may be recommended to help further improve the body's shape after losing a significant amount of weight," according to the Stony Brook School of Medicine.
Abdominoplasty is an option for people looking to reshape their bodies. As a form of body contouring, surgeons at New Look New Life know that abdominoplastyis a process where excess fat is suctioned out of certain bodily areas. Sagging skin is removed while remaining skin is tightened. The stomach is a major area that's operated on during the surgical procedure.
If a full abdominoplasty is performed, an incision is made from hip to hip, as reported by Wikipedia. The next incision is made from the naval area. Liposuction is generally performed during the procedure. However, it's not always performed. For example, if a person has lost 20 pounds, she may not need liposuction during an abdominoplasty.
During a partial procedure, plastic surgeons make a smaller incision. They also might only make one incision, at the naval area. Someone who has lost 100 or more pounds might require a high lateral tension procedure. This procedure could take a plastic surgeon more than four hours to complete. The more areas that are treated, the longer the recovery period will generally be. Wearing a compression garment can help the recovery process. Wearing a compression garment can also help keep the skin tight, helping it to smooth out.
Furthermore, although the procedure is used to remove excess fat from certain body areas, it isn't a replacement for living a healthy lifestyle. In other words, getting an abdominoplasty is not a technique to use to quickly lose inches or drop one or more clothes sizes after eating a poor diet for several months or several years. In fact, a good plastic surgeon will ask how many of the surgeries a client has had before working with the client.