Losing an extensive amount of weight and getting your body to a healthy place is a great start towards a healthier lifestyle. However, significant weight loss may also come with excess, sagging skin. Many men and women who have lost weight and want to show off their new bodies may hesitate to do so because of extensive skin laxity. Whether they really worked hard with an improved diet and increased exercise or had bariatric surgery, reaching a desirable goal weight is a success that should be shared. If you are interested in removing excess skin from the body following weight loss, Dr. Dimitrios Motakis of Toronto, ON is here to help!
What happens during skin removal?
When a patient has lost a lot of weight, the skin has already been stretched and will not always return to a tighter, firmer position. This is especially true in older patients who naturally lose collagen and elastin during part of the aging process in the skin. With the help of a plastic surgeon, the excess skin left behind following weight loss can be manually removed with surgery. Skin removal done on various parts of the body is sometimes coined the term “body lift,” though there are specific areas patients can have done based on their unique needs. This includes the neck lift, arm lift, thigh lift, etc. Patients with excess skin in the abdominal area may want to ask about the tummy tuck procedure, where any remaining excess fat is removed with liposuction and excess skin is manually removed with surgery.
Who is a candidate?
Any patient with skin laxity or loose skin on the body following weight fluctuations may be considered a viable candidate for a body lift. Patients should be maintaining a healthy weight for an extended period of time and have a healthy, active lifestyle to ensure weight does not return.
Learn more about body contouring surgeries with Dr. Dimitrios Motakis
If you reside in or around the community of Toronto, Ontario and are interested in working with a professional to remove excess skin following extensive weight loss, now is the time to call the office of Dr. Dimitrios Motakis to learn about the procedures available. His office is located at 199 Avenue Road and can be reached by phone at (416) 925-5775.