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should i undergo skin removal surgery after having a bariatric surgery? i am a fifty-year-old woman and recently had surgery to lose weight. i am very happy to say that all is well and i have been shedding pounds very quickly. however, i have noticed that

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Dr. Dennis Dass
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
Congratulations : Congratulations on your weight loss! your skin stretches as you gain weight and does not usually contract after you lose the weight (except in a small percentage of lucky people). Excess skin excision and body contouring surgery after massive weight loss is the treatment, and the results can be quite dramatic.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Marc Bessler
35 years experience General Surgery
The : The decision to undergo skin removal after weight loss is often a personal one. While some skin problems such as infections in skin folds or extreme overhang makes a procedure medically necessary other issues are more purely cosmetic. Insurance coverage is not available for most of these procedures except the removal of the abdominal apron which is sometimes covered.
Answered on Mar 15, 2019
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