Excess Skin Options After Weight Loss

Posted: Mar 08 in Weight Loss Surgery by

Doctors call it tissue laxity. You may call it excess skin. Regardless of its name, it’s a problem some people experience after weight loss surgery. Not only is it unsightly, but it can be uncomfortable as well. It can also be difficult to keep clean and dry — and make dressing in stylish clothes a challenge. Managing excess skin is often a necessary step that goes along with weight loss and bariatric surgery.

The amount of excess skin that a person has after bariatric surgery in Naples, FL varies depending on how much weight is lost. Loose and excess skin can be seen after weight loss surgery under the arms, around the knees, on the thighs, on the buttocks, on the back and around the waist.

Generally speaking, there isn’t much a person can do to tighten their skin drastically. In some cases, patients can tighten excess skin through exercise, but it often isn’t enough. When exercise doesn’t help, cosmetic procedures, such as laser treatments and body contouring, designed to address excess skin may help:

Body contouring. Body contouring is a procedure that tightens the tissues under the skin. It is considered a plastic surgery procedure and is done on the breasts, thighs, upper arms and lower body.

Laser treatments. If you don’t have a lot of excess hanging skin, laser treatments can tighten skin by generating collagen.

After having weight loss surgery in Ft. Myers, it can take a few months for your body to settle into your new weight. It’s best to wait until your weight stabilizes before pursuing cosmetic surgery to address excess or loose skin.

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