Losing weight and maintaining your weight loss is difficult, but exceptionally rewarding.
However, weight loss sometimes results in excess skin and stretch marks. The skin’s elasticity varies depending on the person, but losing a lot of weight in a short amount of time may result in loose skin.
Many people may feel insecure and self-conscious about having excess skin, especially after doing the work to lose weight. With excess skin removal, you can achieve a tighter, more toned appearance.
Learn more about excess skin removal procedures and find out if you’re a candidate for this procedure.
What Types of Excess Skin Removal Procedures Are Available?
You have a few options for excess skin removal procedures depending on where the excess skin is located.
- Body lift
- A tummy tuck or a fleur-de-lis tuck
- Butt lift
- Arm lift (Brachioplasty)
Some people may want a combination of these procedures in order to receive their desired results. By discussing your goals with your doctor, you can decide what procedures are right for you.
What To Expect During Recovery
Each procedure will vary as far as how much time you will need to recover, but each one will require downtime and aftercare.
Generally, you will not be able to return to work or exercise for one to three weeks. You should also be sure to follow all instructions given to you by your doctor, including getting plenty of rest, eating healthy, and drinking plenty of water.
Who Is a Candidate for Excess Skin Removal?
The ideal candidates for excess skin removal procedures are those who:
- Have maintained their weight loss for at least six months.
- Have a BMI of 30 or less.
- Are committed to a healthy lifestyle.
- Don’t smoke.
- Are in good health, meaning they do not have significant medical problems that may cause complications during surgery.
- Have realistic expectations for their procedure.
Speaking with Dr. Spence or Dr. Ovalle is the best way to determine if you’re a candidate for excess skin removal.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’ve worked hard to lose weight and are looking to remove excess skin, Hillcrest Plastic Surgery & Dermatology offers a range of body contouring procedures to help you. Schedule an appointment at their office in Orlando, FL, today by calling (407) 999-2585.