American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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9 months ago


Good morning, my wife has worked very hard, after gastric by pass, to not only keep the weight off, but also lose additional weight (almost 200 pounds total). She looks amazing! But... she struggles with the extra hanging skin and would need a lower body lift(?) to tighten everything. I am looking for recommendations for this procedure from an affordable surgeon near me. (Modesto CA) Any input?

Procedure: Body Lift
Location: Riverbank, CA

Replies 3

Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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Congratulations on your wife's success with weight loss. The loose skin can be quite bothersome. There are several things that can be considered to treat the loose skin, depending on her priorities and your budget. We would be happy to see you both and determine what her best options would be.

Daniel Allan

Depending on how much excess skin she has, and whether there are associated problems (such s skin irritation) the operation kay be covered by insurance.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question and congratulations you and your wife's successes. You can use the "find a surgeon" function on this website as well as check out local academic training programs to find a good solution to your wife's excess skin issues. If the loose skin is significant, removal may be covered by insurance.


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