I'm in need of help from Plastic Surgeons. Does anyone remove skin that is complicating weight loss progress? (Photo)
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Removal of excess skin during ongoing weisght loss
Congratulations on your weight loss and kudos for all of your hard work! I certainly think there is a roll for interim surgery during ongoing weight loss to help keep you moving forward. You may be a candidate for a panniculectomy, which removes the hanging skin and fatty tissue at the abdomen. It may be covered by your insurance, especially if you have a documented hernia which can usually be repaired at the same time. After recovery, you will hopefully be able to exercise more vigorously and continue with your weight loss journey. Best wishes as you move forward!
Massive Weight Loss, with Extra Skin.......
You sound like the perfect candidate for a paniculectomy. A paniculectomy is a surgery that removes the overhanging roll of skin from your lower belly. This is covered by insurance for many patients. I would recommend finding a plastic surgeon who performs paniculectomies. then continue with your weight loss!