These Photos Show The Problem With Excess Skin After Extreme Weight Loss
By the time Tatiana Bobbitt lost 190 pounds, she knew she had a problem. It had been 21 months since her successful bariatric surgery, and while she had shed nearly 200 pounds from her 5’11”, 450-pound frame, her body was covered with loose, stretched-out skin. Bobbitt put on the weight in adolescence and now credits her gain to the fallout from her sexual assault -- the stress of keeping a painful secret, as well as the side effects from different depression medications and mood stabilizers. These caused her to balloon to 275 pounds by the time she was 16 years old. At 19, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Upper Arm Lifts Via Plastic Surgery On The Rise
A plastic surgery procedure that was documented to be on the rise between the years of 2000 and 2012 was the upper arm lift, a new report suggests. In 2012, over 15,000 upper arm lights were performed across the U.S., an increase from just 300 in 2000, according to the report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. An upper arm lift, commonly known as brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that changes the shape of the under part of the upper arm - from the underarm region to the elbow... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 29, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news