NBC News Quotes Dr. Steven Wallach

By on February 1, 2016 under Uncategorized

NBC News Quotes Dr. Steven Wallach

We all carry with us reminders of the person we used to be. It’s just a lot more literal for some than others. People who lose a massive amount of weight are often surprised at how unhappy they still are with their bodies. The fat is gone, but all that skin that held it in place? It didn’t go anywhere.

It’s a less explored part of extreme weight loss. The body may be lighter, but it’s now weighed down with folds of sagging skin, causing a wild amount of emotional and physical (think: chafing) pain.

More extreme weight-loss patients are choosing to remove the loose skin through cosmetic surgery, and a recent study showed that the bodies and minds of those who do end up faring much better.

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Dr. Wallach is a board certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing aesthetic procedures of the face and body. Dr. Wallach is a past-president and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgeons (NYRSPS). He has been featured in New York Magazine’s “Best Beauty Docs” issue as one of the field’s sharpest talents.