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|Skin Removal Surgery|
Whether due to substantial weight loss, pregnancy, or aging, sagging, inelastic skin can be depressing and troublesome. There are many cosmetic surgery procedures that involve removing excess skin:
Who Is a Candidate for Skin Removal Surgery?
Who Is Not a Candidate for Skin Removal Surgery?
Intended Results of Skin Removal Surgery
After a major change such as significant weight loss, or one or more pregnancies, excess skin may be sagging and causing problems for daily living and personal hygiene. By removing this skin, and contouring the effected areas to a more natural appearance can make a tremendous difference to the individual’s outlook on life and self-confidence.
Procedure Description for Skin Removal Surgery
The specific procedure for each skin removal surgery will vary according to the circumstances, the patient’s aesthetic goals, and the approach of the surgeon. In general, the following steps are likely to be included in skin removal surgery:
Healing and Recovery for Skin Removal Surgery
The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation. All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Minor complications that do not affect the outcome occur occasionally. Major complications are rare.
Reviewed by Jason Emer, MD, FAAD, FAACS, who specializes in cosmetic dermatology and body contouring in West Hollywood, California.