I have lost a lot of weight and have loose skin, what can I do?

Whether due to diet and exercise or bariatric surgery, congratulations on taking a step in the right direction to decrease your risk for heart disease, diabetes, joint problems, and many other issues. However, one issue you may be left with now is what to do with hanging/loose skin. This is where your board certified plastic surgeon can help you. There are an assortment of body contouring procedures that can change your life.

An abdominoplasty is the option most frequently sought to remove the excess skin from your abdominal area. It involves an incision low on the hips from one hip to the other. This scar will hide well within pants/underwear/bathing suits. The extent of the scar is determined by the amount of skin laxity – sometimes it is necessary to continue circumferentially in order to remove loose buttock and back skin in what is called a beltectomy.

When it comes to loose arm or thigh skin, you can have it removed via thigh lift and a brachioplasty. It should be noted that these scars maybe somewhat visible, however that is the trade off – scars for loose skin.

To see your options, please visit your board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation and for more information please visit straxrejuvenation.com or visit @straxrejuvenation @drbocaraton on all social media outlets.