Losing a large amount of weight is something that anyone should be proud of. Unfortunately, many people who experience extreme weight loss find that they still aren’t happy with their body, as they’re often left with sagging excess skin that prevents them from flaunting their new-and-improved appearance.

“What I’ve found, it’s very interesting — they go and get [gastric bypass surgery], and then they come in and they’re still not happy,” Dr. Steve Wallach, a cosmetic surgeon in Manhattan, said in an interview with NBC News. “I had one patient who specifically said, ‘I’m wearing a fat suit; I feel like I’m a thin person inside wearing a body that’s twice the size of mine.'”

Sometimes the leftover skin is more than just a physical insecurity, causing people to experience pain and chafing.

The good news is that there’s an effective solution to this problem that so many people find themselves dealing with. While exercise can certainly help, the news outlet reports that body reconstruction surgery can make a huge difference. In fact, some doctors even argue that this should be a routine part of any extreme weight loss surgery.

At The Lett Center, we can perform a body lift for individuals who are hoping to get rid of excess skin that results from aging or extreme weight loss. These procedures vary from one patient to the next, so it’s important to work with a board certified plastic surgeon like Earl Dwayne Lett, MD to achieve the results you desire in a safe and healthy manner. Contact The Lett Center today to schedule a consultation.