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Skin Flap Removal in San Francisco Bay Area, CA

A skin flap is any unsightly, droopy, or hanging skin area left over after considerable weight loss. To help enhance your body and self-image after your weight loss, skin flap removal can remove these bulges or flaps of skin to give you a tighter, more toned physique. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock performs skin flap removal for San Francisco area residents.

Why Choose Dr. Aycock?

With over 25 years of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Aycock is a board-certified surgeon who has performed a number of both structural and cosmetic surgeries over the years. As one of the most awarded and trusted surgeons in the Bay Area, you can rest assured that Dr. Aycock will personally attend to your questions, comfort, and needs from the very first visit.

Is Skin Flap Removal Right for Me?*

Skin flap removal is an ideal procedure for you if you meet the following conditions:

  • You are embarrassed or feel discomfort or chafing from the skin flap(s) on your body.
  • You have maintained a steady weight and would like your body to reflect these changes.

Benefits of Skin Flap Removal*

Skin flap removal can offer you a number of cosmetic benefits, including the following:

  • Improved self-image and a younger-looking body.
  • Relieve chafing caused by layers of skin rubbing together.
  • Enhance your sociability and self-esteem.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

Dr. Aycock will take the time to go over your complete medical history to ensure there are no conflicts or issues that could arise during or after your plastic surgery procedure. He will discuss your goals and anticipated outcome of your surgery, as well as answer any questions you may have. Depending on the type of procedure you plan to have done, he may examine the area being treated. Every consultation is done with the utmost professional courtesy and thorough explanation of each step to ensure that you are informed and comfortable with the process. Once you feel fully assured and satisfied with the answers, you can move forward with scheduling your surgery.

What Is Skin Flap Removal?

Excessive skin that hangs from your body can make you feel unattractive and make your clothes fit uncomfortably. These “flaps” of skin occur after a significant weight loss or pregnancy. Sometimes the aging process itself can cause your skin to lose elasticity and tone.

Skin flap removal helps remove this excess skin and tighten the affected area so your skin looks tighter, more youthful, and toned.

Dr. Aycock has an arsenal of weapons to help fight these flaps of skin and make you look your best. Body lift surgery, liposuction, and tummy tucks are the most common surgical procedures used to combat excess skin flaps.

How Is Skin Flap Removal Performed?

Depending on the area(s) being treated and the extensiveness of the treatment area, incisions will be made to remove the skin flap(s). Stitches will then be inserted to help tighten and improve the skin firmness and contour. The procedure length will depend upon the number of areas being treated and the amount of skin being removed.

Body Lift

Body lift surgery serves to remove excess skin and improve the appearance of cellulite. This type of surgery can be performed on your arms, legs, lower body, and buttocks.


During liposuction, stubborn fat deposits are removed from your body using a small tube. Common treatment areas are the hips, upper arms, buttocks, thighs, inner knees, chin, back, and breasts. Patients receive either general anesthesia or a local anesthetic, depending on the location being treated. An incision is made near the problem area, and tumescent fluid is injected. The fluid contains an anesthetic and medication to reduce bruising. A cannula, or small tube, is used to suction the fat from your body. Dr. Aycock uses several types of Liposuction including Tumescent, Laser and Vaser Liposuction to offer a full array of treatment for specific problem areas.

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck, also called abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure through which excess fat and skin are removed from the abdominal area to create a slimmer body contour. Abdominoplasty, whether partial or complete, produces excellent results for patients with weakened abdominal muscles or excess skin. In most cases, if you follow a balanced diet and exercise regularly, the results are long lasting.

Preparing for Skin Flap Removal

You may be asked to have lab testing or a medical evaluation done to rule out any external issues that may interfere with your surgery. You may also be asked to start, discontinue, or adjust your current medication schedule. You’ll recover more quickly if you stop smoking, and you should avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory medicines, or any herbal supplements as these can increase bleeding.

Skin Flap Removal Recovery*

After your surgery, small tubes may be placed under your skin to aid with the drainage of excess fluid. You may also be required to wear an elastic compression garment to help your skin adjust to your new figure. It may take several months for the swelling to go down, during which your beautiful new figure will emerge!

How Much Does Skin Flap Removal Cost?

The cost of skin flap removal in San Francisco varies depending on the extent of surgery and the area(s) being treated. Dr. Aycock provides convenient financing options, including CareCredit® and Prosper Healthcare Lending®; to help cover the cost of your surgery, and you may be approved in as little as an hour. Visa®, MasterCard®, and Discover® are also accepted, and you’ll enjoy a COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION on your first visit to our office.

Additional Body Contouring Options

Skin flap removal is a simple, smart way to give your body a more toned appearance. Skin flaps can be removed from many problem areas including the stomach, arms, buttocks, thighs, and more. Contact Dr. Aycock today to schedule your complimentary consultation and see how much better your body can be!

*The content of this website is intended to be general information. It is provided only as a service. It is not medical advice and not intended to be taken as medical advice. The content of this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a medical or health condition and is in no way meant to be a substitute for or delay the seeking of appropriate or professional medical care. Individual results may vary.