Excess Skin Removal Surgery

Excess Skin Removal Surgery Atlanta

Skin Removal Surgery

Following significant weight loss, many patients struggle with excess skin on the abdomen, breasts, back, arms, buttocks, and thighs that may hang and disrupt their daily life. Whether caused by lifestyle changes, diet and exercise, or bariatric surgery, patients deserve to feel good after losing weight. At Astra Plastic Surgery, we offer excess skin removal surgery to allow patients to feel more comfortable and confident in their own skin after losing weight and can even occur simply from aging as collagen production lessens. Excess skin removal is performed during body lift surgery to accentuate both the upper and lower body.

What Is Excess Skin Removal Surgery?

When we gain weight, our skin stretches to accommodate our new size. The longer the skin is stretched, the more elasticity it loses over time. This means, even after we lose weight, the skin may never fully stretch back. Loose skin is common in patients after an extreme weight fluctuation, as well as after having children.

Excess skin removal surgery combats loss of skin elasticity by trimming away the excess skin and re-draping it over the treatment area for a more sculpted appearance. This procedure is not only performed for cosmetic reasons, but for clinical ones as well. Excess skin can limit movement and encourage bacteria growth that can lead to skin rashes and infections. At Astra Plastic Surgery we specialize in excess skin removal to help patients feel like a new and improved version of themselves.

What Are The Benefits Of Excess Skin Removal Surgery?

Excess skin removal surgery has many benefits that can change both the way patients look and feel. It is important to note that excess skin removal is not a weight loss surgery, rather it targets excess skin and fat left behind after weight loss. The benefits of excess skin removal surgery can be long-lasting and life-changing for many patients.


Skin Removal Surgery

Excess Skin Removal Atlanta GA
Atlanta GA Excess Skin Removal

Am I An Ideal Candidate For Excess Skin Removal Surgery?

If you have lost a significant amount of weight either naturally or following bariatric surgery and struggle with the appearance of loose, hanging skin, excess skin removal surgery may be right for you. Skin removal surgery is also ideal for women who struggle with excess skin following pregnancy. The ideal candidate for excess skin removal in Atlanta is in good general health and a non-smoker. It is also important that patients have realistic expectations for the outcome of their skin removal surgery. In order to be eligible, patients must have already reached their goal weight and maintain this weight for at least six months prior to the procedure.

During your consultation for excess skin removal surgery, our plastic surgery team will assess your problem areas and formulate a personalized treatment plan to provide you with the best possible results. Additionally, we will thoroughly assess your health and medical history to determine if this procedure is right for you.

What Can I Expect During Excess Skin Removal Surgery?

Excess skin removal surgery is performed under general anesthesia to ensure that the patient remains comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Skin removal surgery can treat multiple areas at once. Depending on the number and size of the treatment areas, procedure time will vary. Following the procedure, some patients may be required to stay overnight.

Before going home, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will provide detailed post-operative directions. It is important that patients follow these directions with care to ensure they are maximizing their results and minimizing their recovery time.

What Can I Expect After Excess Skin Removal Surgery?

After undergoing skin removal surgery, the recovery can be quite extensive. In some cases, drains or tubes may be placed in the incisions to help aid the healing process. Additionally, patients should ensure they have someone to care for them in the early stages of the recovery period. Patients can expect not to drive for at least a week following their procedure. In addition, patients will need to avoid strenuous activity for at least six weeks. Because the procedure differs for each patient, it is important that patients allow their body the time it needs to heal in order to avoid complications and get the most out of their procedure.


What Results Can I Expect From Excess Skin Removal Surgery?

Following excess skin removal surgery, some patients may see immediate results. However, your treatment areas will be bandaged, making the results hard to notice at first. Based on the extent of the procedure, some patients may not notice their full results until up to two years after their procedure. However, these results are long-lasting as long as patients maintain a steady weight.

It is important to note that excess sin removal requires large incisions, which will result in scarring. Dr. Killingsworth and his surgical team strategically place these scars in areas of the body which can be easily hidden. Although the scars are permanent, they will likely fade over time.

How Much Does Excess Skin Removal In Atlanta Cost?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team specialize in excess skin removal surgery to help patients feel like the best version of themselves. The cost of skin removal surgery varies by each individual patient and their goals. After your consultation, we will give you a detailed cost of your excess skin removal procedure. You can pay for the procedure by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.

Excess Skin Removal Atlanta Georgia
Atlanta Georgia Excess Skin Removal

How Do I Learn More About
Excess Skin Removal Surgery In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to excess skin removal surgery in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

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Wanted For Yourself!

At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve transformative yet subtle results that accentuate your natural beauty. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your plastic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of your individual anatomy and goals to ensure the best possible outcomes.

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