After the hard work of losing large amounts of weight, patients are often left with sagging excess skin and small pockets of stubborn fat. The excess skin makes it hard to fit into smaller clothes and almost impossible to exercise comfortably. The skin may develop friction rashes, and infections and decrease the pleasure that patients should feel after such a healthy, life-changing accomplishment. Dr. Steven Holzman has years of experience transforming patients with post weight loss surgery. He enjoys the challenge of literally uncovering a new body.
Not all of the affected areas can be treated with a single surgery. Most patients pick their most problematic sites first—typically the abdomen, breast/chest, arms, thighs, and back. This is usually the abdominal area and the thighs. Removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen requires a circumferential abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) that requires an incision around the entire torso. Dr. Holzman removes the excess skin, tightens the stretched out abdominal muscles, and removes any pockets of fat with liposuction. A thighplasty (thigh lift) removes the excess skin and fat from the inner thighs. These surgeries require general anesthesia and usually an overnight stay in a hospital.
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