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After weight reduction surgery or significant loss of weight, the skin often lacks elasticity and loses conformity to the reduced body size. This severely stretched skin may result in sagging upper arms, flattened breasts, or an abdominal area that extends around the waist sides like an apron. Excessive unsupported skin after weight loss surgery may also lead to thighs, groin, and buttocks that have hanging pockets of skin.
Phoenix plastic surgeons, Dr. Rozbeh Torabi and Dr. Radbeh Torabi, perform excess skin removal surgery to help patients achieve a smoother and well-contoured skin profile after losing substantial weight.
EXCESS SKIN REMOVAL CANDIDATES
To get the most out of your skin removal surgery in Phoenix, Drs. Torabi advise that you wait until you have maintained a stable weight for at least 6 months. This waiting process can help prevent additional loosening or stretching skin in the future. Your initial consultation at the Elite Plastic Surgery will be an excellent opportunity for you to ask any questions that you may have about skin removal surgery. Our plastic surgeons will evaluate you on an individual basis and craft a treatment plan that works best for you.
Benefits of this procedure
The benefits of this cosmetic surgery may include the following:
EXCESSIVE SKIN REMOVAL SURGERY OPTIONS
Your Arizona skin removal treatment options may feature one or any combination of the following procedures:
Skin reduction surgery is an outpatient procedure typically performed under general anesthesia. Your plastic surgeon will carefully place incisions within the natural folds of the skin in order to minimize visible scarring.
During the surgery, the surgeon will work to excise the excess skin to create a better contour of the treatment area. Once this is done, the surgeon will close the incision sites in a way that ensures proper healing as well as minimizes post-operative scarring.
AFTER SKIN REMOVAL SURGERY
Following skin reduction treatment, the recovery process will vary from one person to the other – usually depending on the amount of skin removed as well as the area of treatment. Light walking and standing are recommended as soon as you are able to in order to ensure proper blood circulation and speedy healing. Patients should expect a degree of swelling, numbness, and soreness, but these usually subside within a few weeks. Your Phoenix skin removal surgeon will prescribe pain medication and provide precise instructions that you should follow to ensure proper healing. Patients should expect to take at least 2 weeks off work and should refrain from any form of strenuous activity for a period of 8 weeks.
EXCESS SKIN REMOVAL FAQS
Annoying, unsightly and excess skin can be a natural result of weight loss or aging. This treatment aims to get rid of excess skin from the face, neck, and abdominal regions. Depending on your problem areas, our Phoenix cosmetic surgeons at Elite Plastic Surgery will recommend the best procedure option(s) for you.
The cost of this surgical treatment depends on the combination of treatment procedures selected. Other factors that influence the cost of your skin removal surgery in Phoenix include surgical fees, anesthesia fees, and facility fees.
You’ll be able to get an impression of the outcome as soon as the swelling and bruising dissipate. However, it might take up to a few months before you can see the final results. Although the impact of this procedure is usually long-lasting, it can be reversed due to additional weight gain. The permanence of this treatment will vary from one patient to the other, but a healthy lifestyle can help.
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