This article is part of an ongoing series highlighting how people adjusted to their weight loss successes and answered “Now what?” for themselves. Wayne Vandenlangenberg will step on the scale on a special live broadcast of The Biggest Loser Couples on Tuesday.  Weighing himself is common practice since he woke from a coma and resolved himself to weigh something, to be […]

With the popularity of weight loss surgeries and the surplus of excess skin in its wake, plastic surgery responded by creating an entire sub field called body contouring. The name’s significant, because loose skin isn’t limited to your stomach alone. It also isn’t limited to various bariatric procedures — diet and exercise-focused weight loss, or even pregnancy-related weight loss, benefit […]

A growing number of plastic surgeons actually understand the differences between loose skin hanging past your knees and a would-be celebrity nose job. And this is a good thing for those who elect to have the surgery.  The more a doctor or plastic surgeon understands the needs of the post-weight community, the better an experience it will be, says Clinical Plastic […]

This article is part of an ongoing series highlighting how people adjusted to their weight loss successes and answered “Now what?” for themselves. It took a total of 12 years, 300 pounds and 33 years of life for Mark McCarley of New Orleans to get asked on a date for the first time. And he laughed.  It wasn’t until Mark’s […]

Loose skin following a weight loss doesn’t have easy solutions, but then nothing’s easy with weight loss in the first place.  So you find creative solutions: for their part, some stylists are finding use out of products not typically geared toward weight loss success stories, such as shapewear. Working Under Cover The shapewear industry was born in 2000 with Spanx […]

The other day I crossed my legs while the park and ride shuttle took me back to campus — knowing I’d probably be late to class anyway. The orange knit material of my dress fell away from the front of my leg and revealed a large, well-defined scar. My eyes fixated … everything else seemed to disappear and my mind […]