Posted on July 1, 2020 in Body Sculpting
Dealing with excess skin after losing weight is never fun! The good news is that you can undergo body contouring to manage your loose skin. There are multiple benefits for getting rid of excess skin after bariatric surgery: health and aesthetic appeal. Removing excess skin can also help with rashes and discomfort associated with chafing. These procedures are safe and effective and can work for multiple areas of the body.
Areas That Can Be Corrected
1. Chest Area
Reducing excess skin in the chest area is effective for both men and women with this concern. A Breast Lift or Breast Lift and Augmentation can help women lift and reshape their chest after massive weight loss. Men can also have excess skin removed or in specific situations, Gynecomastia surgery if necessary.
The procedure used to remove extra skin on your abdomen is known as abdominoplasty or Tummy Tuck. A more extensive procedure may also tighten the skin and tissue around the hips and upper thighs. Typically, your surgeon will get rid of the hanging skin and tighten the muscles so around your abdomen to achieve optimal results.
3. Upper Arms
Upper arms are very commonly affected by loose skin resulting in “bat wings” after bariatric surgery. This skin can be reduced with an arm lift procedure, or with body contouring. Dr. Ellen can help you determine which would be most effective for your goals in a consultation, as every patient is different.
A thigh lift is the most common procedure for excess skin on the legs. This procedure makes a
Preparing for the Operation
As a licensed plastic surgeon, Dr. Ellen can perform some procedures in combination with one another. To ensure a safe and effective procedure, you need to have a healthy body mass index to qualify for the operation. This means that you should be healthy before scheduling the appointment.
In most cases, it is best to be at a stable and healthy weight for at least three months before the surgery. You also need to prepare yourself mentally and expect realistic results.
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