Skin Tightening After Significant Weight Loss: What Should I Know?

Skin Tightening After Significant Weight Loss: What Should I Know?

If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight, congratulations! You’ve worked hard to get to where you are today, and you deserve to give yourself a huge hug for achieving your weight-loss goals.

But if sagging skin after significant weight loss is preventing you from reveling in self-love, then it may be time to look into a body lift. This safe procedure has extremely high patient satisfaction levels precisely because it removes loose skin while contouring the remaining skin to the patient’s new shape.

In other words, a body lift can help you show off all of your weight-loss success!

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How Do I Know if I Need Skin Tightening After Significant Weight Loss?

Sagging skin can be a normal part of the weight-loss experience, particularly for patients who lose over fifty pounds. However, if dermal laxity levels can’t keep up with weight loss, the skin may not “snap back” to reflect the patient’s new shape, resulting in noticeably saggy or drooping skin.

If you have large amounts of skin drooping from your arms, stomach, thighs, or any other body regions, you may be a good candidate for a body lift. If your excess skin keeps causing infections and rashes, your health insurance may cover some or all of the costs of your body lift.

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When Should I Get Skin Tightening Surgery After Weight Loss?

While the right time is different from patient to patient, you’re usually in a good place to undergo a body lift about six months to one year after maintaining your new weight. Plastic surgeons want to see that you’re at a stable weight, as they want to avoid additional weight fluctuations after surgery.

In addition to demonstrating your stable weight, you should be a healthy nonsmoker with realistic expectations for the outcome of your body lift surgery.

Having had 2 kids (gaining and losing 60lbs in the interim), I was unhappy with the way my stomach looked and felt after. I finally came to the conclusion that if I was ever going to wear a bikini again, I was gonna need some help.

As a first time cosmetic patient, I can’t stress enough how amazing the experience was with Dr. Kyle Song as my surgeon! He was kind, courteous, caring, and went above and beyond to address and reduce any fears or concerns I had prior to the procedure. His talent and abilities speak for themselves, my results are amazing! I couldn’t be happier with his work, or my bikini collection! Dr. Song’s post care follow up was just as involved, and left me feeling completely satisfied that I had made the best choice. I am happier knowing that I have found the right doctor for any, and all of my beauty or surgical needs. You will be too!

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Want to learn more about skin tightening after significant weight loss? Schedule a consultation at South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA. (949) 701-4454

South Coast Plastic Surgery serves the greater Orange County metro area.

By | 2019-10-18T07:03:05-08:00 October 4th, 2019|
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