Can I Improve the Appearance of My Skin After Extreme Weight Loss?

If you’ve recently lost a lot of weight, congratulations! It takes a lot of discipline, dedication, and plenty of hard work to get to this point, so you should feel proud of everything you’ve accomplished. However, if you’re concerned about the appearance of loose skin after extreme weight loss, you may not be feeling confident enough to fully show off all of your hard work.

Fortunately, there are surgical and non-surgical treatments that can help tighten loose skin after extreme weight loss. In some cases, these procedures can remove the excess skin altogether, leaving behind a smoother, more contoured appearance.

At Surgical Arts of Virginia in Fredericksburg, VA, board-certified cosmetic surgeon R. Shane Palmer, MD offers multiple treatment options for improving the appearance of skin after extreme weight loss, including:

  • Lower Body Lift: This surgical procedure is designed to remove excess skin from the abdomen, thighs, buttocks, pubic region, and legs. The treatment sculpts and contours the lower body, leaving behind a smoother, leaner, and firmer appearance. The lower body lift is an excellent solution for patients who have lost significant weight but have poor skin laxity.
  • Tummy Tuck: This surgery – also known as abdominoplasty – is designed to repair damaged abdominal walls while removing excess skin from the stomach region. A tummy tuck is a popular choice for women who may have excess stomach skin after pregnancy.
  • Arm Lift and Thigh Lift: These procedures are designed to sculpt and contour their specific specialty areas. If you have excess skin on your arms or thighs after weight loss, you may want to consider one or both of these treatments.
  • ThermiTight: If you don’t want to undergo a surgical procedure, you may see good results from ThermiTight. This radiofrequency procedure tightens and tones loose skin; the most popular treatment areas for this procedure are the jawline, underneath the chin, and the neck.

Want to learn more about these treatments for loose skin after extreme weight loss? Contact Surgical Arts of Virginia to schedule your consultation by calling 540-371-7372. Board certified cosmetic surgeon R. Shane Palmer, MD can help you determine which treatment is best for your particular situation.