American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

how much weight loss is required for excess skin removal


Procedure: Skin rejuvenation and resurfacing
Location: manhattan, KS

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Jose Luis Valero
ASPS Int. Surgeon

How Tall your Are?

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Suzanne Trott
ASPS Surgeon

Congratulations on taking such good care of yourself! As long as you have extra skin that you can grab with your hand, you are a candidate for skin reduction surgery. However, if you are still losing weight, we generally recommend that you be at a “plateau” for at least a few months before undergoing skin reduction surgery. You should also have a preoperative evaluation by an internist to make sure that your nutrition is optimized for wound healing. Good luck!

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Gary Culbertson
ASPS Surgeon
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You are doing fantastic. Consider MWL surgery when your weight has been stable for at least 6 months. ASPS members are experts in this feild of surgery. Find one in your area. Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. Most likely after 80 pounds you will be a candidate, just remember it is best to be at your goal weight prior to entertaining any surgery. Best wishes!

Edward Domanskis

If you have excess skin/tissue than you could have it removed. There is no set limit. Most likey, you would be a candidate for tummy tuck but also, arm/breasts. I am President of the American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons and that is my focus and specialty.


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