Excess Skin after Drastic Weight Loss? 2 Options to Remove It

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When you lose a drastic amount of weight, flabby skin is often left behind. If this sounds like you, there are many options you have to help get rid of this skin so you can have the body shape you want. Below is some information about two different things so you can understand how they work. This can help you come to a decision on what you would like best.

Tummy Tuck

If the excess skin is on your abdominal area, the fastest way to remove it is by having a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery. This surgery is done in a hospital under anesthesia. How long it takes depends on how much excess skin you have. The cosmetic surgeon will make an incision from your hip to right above your pubic area. They will then make another incision to free your naval from the skin. The skin is removed and the muscles are tightened using sutures. The doctor may use liposuction to refine the abdominal area. Once the surgery is over, you will have a dressing and may have to wear a compression garment.

If you do not have a lot of excess skin to remove, the cosmetic surgeon may suggest a partial abdominoplasty. This is done in much the same way except a smaller incision will be made. Because the doctor has less skin to remove, they will not have to detach as much skin from the muscles. Liposuction may also be used in a partial tummy tuck.

Body Lift

A body lift works great if you also have excess skin in places like your buttocks, thighs and hips. This procedure is also done in the hospital while under anesthesia. The doctor will make an incision around the back hips to the front of your thighs. Once the incision is made, the surgeon removes your loose skin and any underlying fat tissue. A body lift can be performed along with a tummy tuck. Liposuction will be used if the doctor finds any fat when they lift back your skin.

When the body lift is completed, you will have a scar along your bikini line. How long and how visible this scar is depends on how much skin the doctor removed.

Make an appointment with a cosmetic surgeon like those at Renaissance Center For Facial & Body Sculpting in your area to go over these two options and discuss whether you're a good candidate.


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