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Skin Removal Surgery After Weight Loss

Plastic Surgery in Charleston, SCYour weight loss journey puts you through a lot of physical and emotional changes. And just when you think your weight loss journey is coming to an end, you’re realizing it has just begun. After an extreme weight loss, you’re left with tens of pounds of excess skin and are not sure what to do with it. This is where Dr. Widenhouse steps in to help.

What Skin Removal Surgeries Are There?

Skin removal surgery following an extreme weight loss is very common. Not only can skin removal surgery enhance your physical features, but it can also enhance your quality of life. Say goodbye to endless chafing, tugging and pulling, and hello to the newly contoured body you’ve worked so hard for.

  • Arm Lift

An arm lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure in which excess skin around the upper arm, typically called the “bat wing,” is removed. This is done with an incision from the elbow to the underarm, usually hidden underneath or behind the arm. Once Dr. Widenhouse tightens the tissues under the skin and removes excess skin and fat from the area, you’re left with perfectly slim arms.

  • Thigh Lift

A thigh lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure with a similar goal to that of an arm lift. During a thigh lift, an incision is typically made from the inside of the groin down the inner thigh but may be extended around the hip to address the outer thigh and buttocks. The skin is then remolded around the natural shape of the leg and excess skin is removed.

  • Upper Body Lift

An upper body lift is a surgical cosmetic procedure that targets remolding the skin around the breasts and upper back. During an upper body lift, the breasts are lifted and reshaped to give them a more natural appearance on your frame. Excess skin causing rolls around your upper back is removed for an overall slimmer appearance.

  • Lower Body Lift

A lower body lift is similar to an upper body lift but focuses more on the excess skin around the buttocks, thighs, hips and belly. During a lower body lift, all excess skin and fat around the lower portion of your abdomen are pulled tight to produce the flat belly you’ve been working so hard for. The thighs and butt are also reshaped to better compliment your new frame.

  • Mommy Makeover

In less extreme cases of excess skin, many women choose to turn to a mommy makeover. This is a combination of procedures that is aimed to reduce the amount of excess fat and skin around the midsection and chest. Typically, a mommy makeover involves a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction.

Which Skin Removal Surgery is Right for Me?

Every weight loss journey is different and this continues into the cosmetic transformation process. Dr. Widenhouse is dedicated to evaluating your circumstances and providing you with a personalized treatment plan that best fits your budget, lifestyle and overall aesthetic and wellness goals.

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can benefit from skin removal surgery, call our office today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Widenhouse.


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