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Excess skin during and after weight loss, what to do?

10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Many people

Consult with a plastic surgeon when extra skin is excessive.

In brief: Many people

Consult with a plastic surgeon when extra skin is excessive.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Body Contouring

Body contouring procedures after massive weight loss are the answer to the excess skin left behind.
Body contouring encompasses multiple procedures for arms, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, neck, breast, etc... Different combinations can be performed at the same time. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in post-bariatric body contouring.

In brief: Body Contouring

Body contouring procedures after massive weight loss are the answer to the excess skin left behind.
Body contouring encompasses multiple procedures for arms, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, neck, breast, etc... Different combinations can be performed at the same time. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in post-bariatric body contouring.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Maurice Sherman
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Skin re-draping Sx

This is becoming a sub-specialty of cosmetic surgery, since many people wish to reshape their body after weight loss.
The arms, waist,, thighs, and buttocks can be re-draped with surgical procedures done as an out-patient. Incision areas are treated with newer sutures and scar lotions with growth factors, making these area heal remarkably well. Contact your local cosmetic surgeon for consultation.

In brief: Skin re-draping Sx

This is becoming a sub-specialty of cosmetic surgery, since many people wish to reshape their body after weight loss.
The arms, waist,, thighs, and buttocks can be re-draped with surgical procedures done as an out-patient. Incision areas are treated with newer sutures and scar lotions with growth factors, making these area heal remarkably well. Contact your local cosmetic surgeon for consultation.
Dr. Maurice Sherman
Dr. Maurice Sherman
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Dr. Randolph Wong
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Alterations to fit

Best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon as there may be several options for tailoring the excess skin to get your "suit" to fit properly.
There are some non-surgical modalities to consider, but an exam and analysis of your skin elasticity will be needed to determine if you are a candidate for these. It is recommended you get down to your lowest stable weight before proceeding.

In brief: Alterations to fit

Best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon as there may be several options for tailoring the excess skin to get your "suit" to fit properly.
There are some non-surgical modalities to consider, but an exam and analysis of your skin elasticity will be needed to determine if you are a candidate for these. It is recommended you get down to your lowest stable weight before proceeding.
Dr. Randolph Wong
Dr. Randolph Wong
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