WHY REMOVING EXCESS SKIN MAY BE NECESSARY
Weight loss can leave behind a beautiful, healthy body. Weight loss can also help you leave behind obesity-related illnesses. But what weight loss can’t help you leave behind is sagging skin. One of the least talked about consequences of drastic weight loss is loose and sagging skin. Excessive skin can ruin the beauty of your new body and make you appear older than you are. You may try to hide your body underneath layers of clothing, just to cover up your sagging skin, when, instead, you should be celebrating your post-weight loss body.
Sometimes, when the weight loss has been incremental, and there is only minute sagging of the skin, your plastic surgeon may recommend a non-invasive cosmetic filler laser treatment to tighten your skin. But, when the weight loss has been dramatic, and you have lost a lot of fat and mass, you require a treatment that not only tightens your skin but which helps remove the unwanted skin from your body as well.
This is where the excess skin removal surgery comes in. Dr. Val Prokurat has worked with hundreds of men and women, helping them achieve their dream bodies through weight loss surgeries. He also offers body contouring and excess skin removal surgery to help his patients achieve their desired appearance with ease. Feel free to contact our office for more information about how excess skin removal surgery could be an option for you!
HOW DOES BODY CONTOURING WORK?
Body contouring is the process of giving the post-weight loss fat and tissues present in your body a defined shape. This is the pre-skin removal procedure that helps you achieve a toned and sculpted appearance.
The body contouring treatment helps tone the muscles in the areas where the skin sags the most. When you finally undergo the excess skin removal surgery, the body contouring procedure will have provided you with a shapely body that will be accentuated after the excess skin removal surgery.
Once you lose weight, you’ll notice loose folds of skin on your:
- Arms & legs
- Neck & chin
The excess skin removal surgery is designed to remove the unwanted and sagging skin from all of these areas. Post-surgery, your skin in these areas will be taut, giving you the shapely body you’ve always dreamed of.
WHO IS A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR THE PROCEDURE?
Good candidates for the excess skin removal surgery are patients who:
- have already had their weight loss surgery and have healed from it completely.
- have not gained weight and have remained at a stable weight for at least six months after the weight loss surgery.
- have not been diagnosed with a skin condition that may be aggravated by skin removal.
- have been in good health since after the surgery.
It is important to remember that the excess skin removal surgery, although highly-effective for all, doesn’t offer the same results for each patient. Depending on the extensiveness of your surgical requirements, how stable your weight remains and your general health, the results of your skin removal procedure will vary from those of other patients.
If you are suffering from a hormonal imbalance or a medical condition that leads you to gain or lose weight very quickly, then the excess skin removal surgery will result in large stretch marks. Your best option is to have a personal consultation with Dr. Prokurat to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for the procedure.
It is also imperative that you maintain realistic expectations from your surgery. Dr. Prokurat is a highly-skilled surgeon, trained in excess skin removal. He can help you visualize your treatment results and take an informed decision. We are more than happy to help you set up a personalized consultation with him.
TYPES OF SKIN REMOVAL PROCEDURES
Circumferential body lift
This surgical technique focuses on the lower part of the body – specifically the abdomen, buttocks, and the thighs. The incision is made above the hip bone and is made around the circumference of the body. The excess skin is removed, and the skin tightened.
Upper body lift
Here, the upper areas of the body, like the arms, breast, back and bra line are targeted. The incision varies depending on the part of the body being treated. Skin rolls and sagging skin are cut away, and the healthy skin is pulled tightly over the body, giving you a beautiful figure.
This surgical procedure involves making the incision on the lower part of the abdomen, near the belly button. This surgery focuses only on the lower abdomen and will help contour the tummy area.
Thigh & buttocks lift
Here, the surgeon will make incisions on the least-visible areas of the body like the groin, hips or the buttocks and will remove the excess skin. This will give you a swimsuit-ready body without any scars.
The excess skin removal procedure takes a few weeks to heal. But once it does, you won’t experience any problems and can get back to your normal routine. The first 1-2 weeks may bring slight swelling, soreness, and pain. Drains will be inserted into your body for a few days, to remove the fluid build-up. You are advised not to lift anything heavy, do any stretches or exercise for at least six weeks after the surgery. Once healed, you’ll have a gorgeous, youthful body free from sagging skin.
Contact us at NJ Advanced Surgical Solutions to schedule an appointment today!