Apr 13 2019

Skin Tightening Surgery after Weight Loss

A woman's torsoIf you want to enhance your figure after significant weight loss, skin tightening procedures can remove excess, hanging skin. Dr. Roger J. Oldham offers a range of body contouring procedures to tighten and tone your figure.

There are several skin tightening procedures that can be performed after weight loss, including arm lift, thigh lift, and tummy tuck. To find out which procedure is right for you, contact our Bethesda, MD practice today.

Are You a Candidate for Skin Tightening Surgery?

Skin tightening surgery can be a great option if you have recently lost a large amount of weight, particularly after bariatric surgery. These procedures may also be performed if you simply want to reduce the signs of aging that have resulted from lost skin elasticity.

To qualify for surgery, you should be in good health with no conditions that could compromise the healing process. You should also be at a healthy weight. If you plan to lose additional weight or if your weight is fluctuating, you should hold off on cosmetic surgery until you have achieved your final weight goal.

Skin tightening surgery can be appropriate for patients of all ages. However, patients achieve the best results when they still have some amount of skin elasticity.

Skin Tightening Options

When creating your one-of-a-kind treatment plan, Dr. Oldham will consider your health, skin quality, body type, cosmetic goals, budget, and desired treatment timeline. Based on these considerations, he will recommend a treatment plan, which may include:

Tummy tuck: During this procedure, Dr. Oldham can remove excess skin and tighten drooping abdominal muscles. If needed, he can also raise your belly button higher up on your stomach.

Arm lift: We can remove drooping skin from your upper arms in one of several ways. With standard and extended arm lifts, the incision will run along the back or inside of your arm. A limited incision arm lift involves a small incision inside your arm pit.

Thigh lift: Dr. Oldham can remove excess skin from the inside, outside, or front of your thighs.

Breast lift: A breast lift will raise your breasts without reducing their size. During the procedure, your surgeon can also raise your nipples and areolas, if needed.

Liposuction: Although liposuction is not a skin tightening procedure, it can be performed in conjunction with any of the procedures listed above. Liposuction can be performed to remove pocket of excess fat from certain areas of the body.

Dr. Oldham may perform all the procedures at one visit, or he may stage them to give your body time to heal between procedures.

Benefits of Skin Tightening Surgery

Skin tightening surgery can improve your appearance and your self-confidence. By addressing various areas of your body, a skin tightening treatment plan can make you look slimmer and more toned, which can be especially rewarding if you have recently lost a large amount of weight.

The physical effects of your treatment can have a significant impact on your overall quality of life. You may feel confident enough to wear a different style of clothes and to engage in a whole range of new activities. Best of all, you will feel secure in your body.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

To learn more about skin tightening surgery and find out if treatment is right for you, contact Dr. Oldham’s office today. Contact us online or call us at (301) 530-6100.

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