Skin Removal Surgery After Weight Loss

Skin Removal Surgery After Weight Loss

After undergoing extreme weight loss through diet or surgical intervention, many patients are disappointed to learn that their journey toward a total body transformation is not yet over. The consequences of extreme weight loss typically include sagging skin around the torso and extremities that are not only unsightly but may also present serious health risks.

Why is it essential to eliminate sagging skin after weight loss?

Sagging skin in the midsection may lead to chafing and skin infections while also making specific garments uncomfortable to wear. Naturally, suppose you’ve made an effort and gone through the sacrifice of getting rid of all that excess fat. In that case, you’ll want to enjoy a more streamlined and fit body contour, as well as the ability to wear clothing that you were unable to fit into before losing the weight.

This is where skin removal surgery comes in. Skin removal surgery is the next step after extreme weight loss because it removes those extra folds of heavy, flaccid skin that hang around your torso. By removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin, your body will acquire a rejuvenated, fit appearance, and you will be finally able to show off the weight loss you’ve worked so hard to accomplish.

How does skin removal surgery work?

Skin removal surgery is suitable for both men and women and may be performed in the torso and/or midsection and the thighs and/or upper arms. The process involves trimming away excess skin and tightening the remaining skin to produce a rejuvenated, contoured appearance. The procedure is generally performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete.

Following surgery, you will be required to wear compression garments to help your skin heal, reduce discomfort and bruising, and help your body adapt to its new contour. The recovery period following skin removal surgery may last as long as four weeks. Still, most patients can return to work after about a week following their surgery. Skin removal surgery typically leaves hairline scars that will fade naturally over time, becoming nearly invisible within a few years.

Depending on the severity of your condition, some patients may choose to combine skin removal surgery with skin tightening techniques such as liposuction or non-surgical treatments such as radiofrequency, laser skin tightening, and CoolSculpting to achieve a more contoured and youthful appearance. In some cases, treatments such as Emsculpt may be recommended to produce a more toned and muscular appearance.

What can I expect after skin removal surgery?

While the results of skin removal surgery are considered permanent, only you can prevent future weight loss that could potentially affect the results of your procedure. Once you have recovered fully from your surgery, you will be encouraged to maintain an active lifestyle, eat a healthy diet, and stick to a regular exercise regimen to prevent future weight gain to maintain your new, sculpted silhouette physique.

If you’re tired of carrying around extra baggage in the form of skin folds that hang uncomfortably around your body following dramatic weight loss, contact Glamour Plastic Surgery and Med Spa to schedule your free consultation with Dr. Olga Bachilo. Dr. Bachilo is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has earned the respect of both her patients and peers thanks to her sensitive bedside manner and her years of experience and expertise with plastic surgical procedures that tighten, improve, and rejuvenate the skin of the face and body.

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