Give yourself a huge pat on the back, because you are officially awesome.
Not only did you decide to lose weight, but you did what a lot of people can’t do: you had the discipline, foresight, and dedication to sticking with your weight-loss goals. That’s why you lost so much weight, to the point where you’re actually wondering now what you can do about the excess skin you have after weight loss.
How Can I Remove Excess Skin After Weight Loss?
If you’ve lost a significant amount of weight – usually about 50 pounds or more – chances are you probably have some excess skin after weight loss. The best way to get rid of this excess skin is through a body contouring procedure known as skin flap removal, where the sagging skin is manually removed by a board-certified plastic surgeon.
During this procedure, your plastic surgeon will make incisions in key areas where the skin needs to be removed (usually the abdomen, thighs, and upper arms). The excess skin will be removed, with the remaining skin contoured around your new body shape. The end result is skin that shows off the new you, rather than hiding it!
How Much Does It Cost to Remove Excess Skin After Weight Loss?
The cost to remove excess skin after weight loss can vary, especially if you’re looking to treat more than one body area. In 2018, the average cost of a body lift was just over $8,000, which doesn’t include operating room or anesthesia fees or any costs associated with medications.
Awesome experience! Would be back to see Dr. Aycock for any other surgery. From the staff to my results… everything was excellent!
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about how excess skin can be removed after weight loss? Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.
Dr. Aycock serves the greater San Francisco Bay area.