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Skin Removal Surgery After Weight Loss

Plastic Surgery

February 01, 2021 | 3 minute read

Skin Removal Surgery

Although weight loss through diet and exercise or with the help of a bariatric surgery is vital for health, it can sometimes leave behind excess loose skin. For many people who are faced with unsightly sagging skin in this situation, the best solution may be to go for skin removal surgery.

This procedure combines one or more body contouring surgeries to eliminate excess or hanging skin and restore a smooth and youthful appearance. Envy Aesthetic Center, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez, provides skin removal surgery to patients in El Paso, TX, and surrounding communities.

Factors Impacting Your Skin Removal Surgery Plan

Your surgeon will determine a customized skin removal cosmetic surgery after evaluation a number of factors as follows:

  • Age and gender
  • Cause of excess skin – weight loss, pregnancy, or aging effects
  • Amount of loose or hanging skin
  • Distribution of excess skin in different areas of the body
  • Body mass index after weight loss
  • Skin type and skin elasticity condition
  • Family history
  • Current stability of body weight
  • Personal cosmetic goals of the patient

Based on these unique factors, your surgeon will create a surgical plan that is best tailored to meet your needs.

Surgical Options for Loose Skin Removal

Excess skin removal plastic surgery may include one or more of the following procedures performed in conjunction with each other:

Abdominoplasty: Commonly known as tummy tuck, an abdominoplasty will remove excess skin that may have lost elasticity when the abdomen was of a larger size before deflating. In this cosmetic surgery procedure, your surgeon will not only eliminate the loose skin, but may also tighten the weak or separated abdominal wall muscles as well as remove excess fat. As much as 50 percent of your abdominal skin can be excised with tummy tuck surgery. The remaining skin will re-draped smoothly and tightly over the abdomen and stretch marks may also get removed in the process.

Body Lift: A belt lipectomy or a body lift is a plastic surgery procedure to restore the firm and youthful appearance of your upper, mid, and lower body. A full body lift is extensive, and may involve excess skin removal from the buttocks, thighs, abdomen, flanks, upper arms, and breasts. However, you may also choose only the lower body lift or mid and lower body lift, depending on your needs.

Body Contouring: If your surgeon determines that you may benefit from both skin removal and fat reduction, you could consider a body contouring surgery. This will combine liposuction along with body lift. Certain stubborn pockets of weight may not be eliminated after weight loss surgery or post-pregnancy. Liposuction can effectively remove these fat deposits, while a lower or upper body can be performed to tighten the loose skin.

Arm Lift / Thigh Lift / Buttock Lift: These procedures can be performed individually, if you only want targeted skin removal surgery in one of these areas. Sagging skin can be successfully excised with these procedures to restore more youthful contours. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marco Gonzalez receives patients from El Paso, TX, and nearby areas for skin removal surgery.

Contact El Paso, TX Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez

For more information on Plastic Surgery (cirugía plástica) and Non-Surgical Medical Spa procedures and treatments, please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (cirujano plástico), Dr. Marco A. Gonzalez (Dr. G) by clicking here or calling 915-600-2639.

Serving patients in El Paso Texas, Las Cruces New Mexico, Ciudad Juárez Mexico and surrounding areas.

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