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Will I need cosmetic surgery after an obesity operation?

Our skin is an amazing part of our bodies. As we put on weight, our skin simply expands around our increasing size. However, when we lose substantial weight, such as after obesity surgery, the skin struggles to revert to it's original state. The result is loose skin, and lots of it.

This is the reason why an increasing number of women are following their weight reduction surgery with one or more cosmetic treatments. Plastic surgeons can help address most loose skin issues through procedures such as tummy tucks, neck lifts, thigh lifts, face lifts, and buttock lifts.

Cosmetic procedures are rarely available on the NHS, so you will need to pay for treatment at one of the many private clinics in the UK. The cost of such treatment will depend on the technique used, the size of the area to be treated, and the clinic chosen to perform the procedure. However, most procedures will cost several thousand pounds, and in some cases the bill will comfortably be in five figures.

It's also a little known fact that obesity surgery can leave you with pockets of fat that simply won't disappear no matter how much weight you lose. This can be as upsetting as the loose skin detailed above.

Fortunately, cosmetic procedures such as liposuction and liposelection can address these stubborn areas. The cost of such treatment depends on the size of the are to be addressed. However, on average you can expert to pay upwards of £3,000 at a private UK clinic.

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