Dr-Craig-Blog-ImageUndergoing bariatric surgery – a type of surgery that’s designed to help obese patients lose weight – can be a major undertaking.  People who are extremely obese can undergo gastric bypass surgery, which restricts the size of the stomach.  The smaller stomach makes it difficult for someone to overeat, thus helping the person lose weight.

Even after losing weight, however, many patients may still feel unhappy or uncomfortable with their appearance.  After losing a significant amount of weight, many patients are left with excessive sagging skin, which may make them feel heavy.  In fact, one of the most common comments that post-bariatric surgery patients have is that they still feel like their old selves.

That’s why many patients after bariatric surgery wonder what they can do to get rid of the excess skin resulting from significant weight loss. 

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Tupelo, Mississippi, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Craig can help post-bariatric patients determine if skin removal surgery is the right choice for them.  Determining whether or not to have surgery is a highly personal decision; however, Dr. Craig can help patients understand if they could benefit from excess skin removal.

There is no “one” skin removal surgery that’s performed; instead, excess skin can be removed via tummy tucks, breast lifts, arm lifts, and thigh lifts.  These are the most common areas that are addressed after weight loss.

If you’re considering undergoing excessive skin removal surgeries, it’s important to note that you should be at least one year out from surgery.  Additionally, your weight should be stable, which ensures that you won’t have to undergo this surgery again. We perform these surgeries as custom procedures so insurance will not cover them.

At Accent Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Craig works closely with the Accent bariatric surgeon to make sure it’s the right time for you.  To learn more about our post-bariatric surgery options, schedule a consultation at Accent Plastic Surgery in Tupelo, MS today. Call (662) 377-6290 for more information.