Skin Removal SurgeryPosted on January 25, 2021
Losing excess weight is an excellent achievement, which brings you closer to a healthy and active life. But massive weight loss can sometimes create a new challenge in terms of loose or sagging skin. If you are experiencing this condition, which is keeping you from enjoying the full benefits of your weight loss, you may consider undergoing a skin removal cosmetic surgery.
At your pre-op consultation, your surgeon will create a customized plan to treat the loose skin in the specific areas of concern. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides skin removal surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding locations.
Skin Removal Surgery – An Overview
Skin removal surgery involves one or more body contouring cosmetic surgery procedures that may be performed after a pregnancy, major weight loss, or due to aging effects. The surgery can eliminate excess skin folds in the upper arms, buttocks and torso, thighs, and other areas.
If loose and sagging skin is bothering you, you can choose skin removal surgery to restore a tighter, firmer, and more aesthetically pleasing skin appearance in the affected areas. It will create a more youthful look, improve your comfort, add to your self-confidence, enable you to exercise and move with greater ease and give you the freedom to wear the clothes of your choice.
Types of Procedures Involved in Skin Removal
Skin removal plastic surgery typically involves a single or a combination of body lifting procedures to treat the areas of your concern. These procedures may include:
Circumferential Body Lift (Lower Body Lift)
A lower body lift cosmetic surgery will tighten the loose tissue in the thighs, buttocks, and abdomen. Following a major weight loss, this procedure is commonly performed. The procedure involves a relatively longer incision because of the extensive treatment areas. Your surgeon will place the incision just above your hip bone, which will run around your body circumference.
Through the incision, your surgeon will eliminate excess skin from the back and front of the torso, tighten the loose abdominal muscles, and gently lift the remaining tissue to restore a tight and shapely lower body appearance.
Sometimes after a massive weight loss, you may be left with a substantial “apron” of skin known as a “pannus”. This can hang from below the navel area. Your surgeon may perform a panniculectomy to remove this hanging skin apron to restore a firmer, smoother torso. Similar to a tummy tuck, the incision in this surgery will be placed just above your pubic bone.
Buttock Lift and Thigh Lift
A buttock and thigh lift surgery will remove loose skin and excess fatty tissue to restore smoother and slimmer looking appearance to the buttocks and upper legs. Your surgeon will create incisions in discreet locations in the buttock and thigh, depending on the amount of skin to be excised. The procedure will restore shapely and youthful appearance to your lower body.
Upper Body Lift
Sagging breasts, bra rolls, and loose upper arms can occur after a major weight loss. Breast lift, arm lift, and bra line lift (back lift) plastic surgery can be performed to correct these conditions. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and nearby areas for skin removal surgery.
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