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Depends...: Well... When people lose a lot of weight it can leave them with residual skin. If it's paper thin and resembles rolled up parchment, its truly excessskin and you may need surgery to rid yourself of that problem. But if it's more than a few millimeters thick and fills your hand it's excess fat. Men generally need to get to 10-12% and women 15-17% body fat before considering surgery. ...Read more
Will incisions be near the buttocks during a thigh lift? I was overweight for most of my adult life, but i lost 105 pounds, and i've kept it off for over a year. Working out hasn't tightened the flabby skin around the tops of my thighs. If I have a thigh
Congratulations : Congratulations on your weight loss and your journey to becoming more fit! unfortunately, when you have lost that much weight, the extra skin is unlikely tighten with additional exercise. Surgical removal of the excess skin and tissue wiil help improve the contour of your thighs. Continued exercise is necessary to maintain your results. Incisions (and ultimately scars) are strategically placed to treat the underlying deformity and maintain aesthetic units. A medial thigh lift will treat excess skin in the inner thigh. - a limited incision can be created in the groin crease and extend to the gluteal crease on the lower buttock. This is used for minimal excess skin in the inner upper thigh. -an extended medial thigh lift (or vertical medial thigh lift) is an "l" shaped incision in the groin crease that extends down the inner thigh to the knee. The scar is longer, but this surgery is more effective at treating excess skin along the length of the inner thigh. Most patients that have lost over 100 pounds fall in this category. A consultation would be necessary to determine what surgery would create your desired results. The ideal placement of the scars will be determined by your plastic surgeon. www.dassmd.com. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, how can I avoid flabby skin especially the bust after an important weight loss? With bio and natural remedies.
I am 49yrs & I have lost about 10kilos within 6 months without me doing anything. I have flabby & wrinkled skin what should I do?
Need work up: Please see a doctor to evaluate you for weight loss. If you have a good apetite and eating well then are you having diarrhea. If yes then malabsorption, ibd and GI tumors could be considered. If you have increased apetite, poor heat tolerance hyperthyroidism may be considered. Also to be considered are malignancies, chronic infectious disease like ptb and hiv. Depression could cause poor food intak. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tone and tuck: The first thing is to tone your arms and improve muscle bulk to take up some of the loose skin. However in the vast majority of cases, the looses skin is best treated with excision particularly after massive weight loss. Minor degrees of skin laxity may see very small improvements 7-15% contraction with radiofrequency treatment but this is not consistent, . ...Read more
Is it possible to have skin removal surgery on my neck and my stomach area at the same time? I want skin removal surgery for the folds of sagging skin on my neck and flabby loose skin on my abdomen (i've had three children). Is it usual to have two areas
There : There are plastic surgeons who will perform more than one surgery at a time. You would need a complete medical evaluation by your internal medicine physician first to be sure that you don't have any concerning medical conditions. Then your plastic surgeon can discuss the risks with you. Any time that you perform more than one surgery at a time, it does increase the surgery time and the surgery risk. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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