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Excess Skin Removal After Extreme Weight Loss (cont.)

When Should I Call the Doctor About Complications from Excess Skin Removal Surgery?

Excess skin removal surgeries are usually cosmetic in nature and should be considered when an individual desires to correct problems with skin excess. In limited cases, these procedures can be considered medically necessary when the excess skin impairs movement or when a rash occurs that is not effectively treated with medication.

Excess Skin Removal Surgical Procedure Pictures

Thigh lift and a procedure called flankoplasty. A circular sloping ring belt lipectomy.
Thigh lift and a procedure called flankoplasty. A circular sloping ring belt lipectomy. Click to view larger image.

Flankoplasty and thigh lift. Batwing torsoplasty.
Flankoplasty and thigh lift. Batwing torsoplasty. Click to view larger image.

Medically reviewed by John A. Daller, MD; American Board of Surgery with subspecialty certification in surgical critical care

REFERENCE:

"Obesity in adults: Overview of management"
UpToDate.com


Last Reviewed 11/21/2017
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