The Harley Medical Group
has revealed a rise in the number of people having cosmetic surgery
after losing weight.
Significant weight loss can leave large amounts of excess skin, which can be both uncomfortable and unsightly.
However, patients who have completed their obesity treatment can undergo a number of cosmetic surgery procedures to correct their physical appearance.
These include tummy tucks
(abdominoplasty), male breast reduction
(gynaecomastia) and breast uplift
According to the Harley Medical Group, there has been a 31 per cent increase in the number of tummy tucks over the past five years, as well as a 24 per cent rise in male breast reductions and an 18 per cent increase in female breast uplifts.
Lisa Littlehales, head nurse at the Harley Medical Group, commented: "It's heartbreaking to see patients who have achieved so much to lose dramatic amounts of weight so embarrassed by their post weight loss bodies.
"Surgery is able to transform both their bodies which have been so vastly overstretched and in the process restore their confidence."
Patients who decide to have a tummy tuck at a UK private hospital may expect to pay somewhere between £2,050 for a mini tummy tuck and £5,370 for full tummy tuck surgery.