Skin Removal Surgery
Getting rid of excess weight is a good for your health as well as your personality. However, following a major weight loss, you may face an unwanted side effect in terms of sagging or loose skin. This could dilute your cosmetic advantage of a desirable, youthful appearance. Skin removal plastic surgery is a proven way to correct this condition so that you can enjoy the maximum benefits of your weight loss.
During your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of this surgery and help you make an informed choice. They will also identify the areas of your concern where you may require excess skin removal. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides skin removal surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
An Overview of Skin Removal Surgery
Skin removal cosmetic surgery involves one or more procedures to eliminate excess skin. These procedures could be performed following a bariatric surgery, pregnancy or simply to eliminate the aging effects from the skin. You can gain freedom from loose skin folds in the buttocks, torso, thighs, and upper arms with this surgery.
If drooping or hanging skin folds are troubling you, you could go for skin removal plastic surgery to restore firmer, tighter and more attractive skin appearance in the impacted areas. The procedure will not only give you a more youthful look, it will also enhance your comfort, facilitate your movements, increase your self-confidence and provide you the freedom to wear any types of clothes without feeling self-conscious.
Types of Surgeries Involved in Skin Removal
Skin removal surgery usually involves single or multiple body lift procedures to treat specific areas of your concern. Some of the common surgeries included in this procedure are:
Lower Body Lift (Circumferential Body Lift)
This surgery is designed to tighten the excess skin in your abdomen, buttocks and thighs. After a massive weight loss, you might need to undergo this plastic surgery procedure. Your surgeon will create a relatively longer incision to perform this procedure because of the multiple areas involves.
The incision will be created just above the hip bone, and will go around your waist circumferentially. Your surgeon will remove loose skin through the incision from the front and back of your torso, make the weak abdominal muscles tighter, and lift the remainder tissue to restore a shapely and youthful lower body appearance.
Following a weight loss surgery, sometimes you may be left with a significant “apron” of skin which is called “pannus.” It may hang from under the belly button area. A pannicluectomy can be performed to eliminate this hanging apron of skin to restore a smoother and firmer torso. Just like a tummy tuck, this procedure involves an incision placed right above the pubic bone.
Thigh Lift and Buttock Lift
These skin removal plastic surgery procedures are aimed at removing excess fatty tissue and loose skin to restore a slimmer and smoother looking appearance of the upper legs and buttocks. Your surgeon will place the incisions in hidden locations as far as possible, but the length of the incision will vary according to the amount of excess skin to be removed. You can achieve a youthful and shapely lower body look with this surgery.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for skin removal surgery.
Contact the Office of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim
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