I lost 30 kgs/66 pounds in the past few months. I have a bit of loose skin in my lower stomach. Will I need surgery? (photos)
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Dr Dhaval PatelDouble Board CertifiedPlastic SurgeonChicago Hoffman Estates Oak Brook
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Kenneth Hughes, M.D.
Beverly Hills, CA.
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I have a bit of loose skin in my lower stomach.
Lower abdominal skin excess
Abdominal Skin excess
Dermal-rolling is a technique where you take essentially a little "rolling pin" that has needles on it and roll it over the sight you want to treat. The theory is that this micro trauma switches on the healing mechanism in your skin and produces collagen. Better for elderly faces, then young people's bellies. I don't think you can harm yourself with it, but also don't think it will produce the result you want.
The duplicated skin envelope I see now would be treated by an excision technique...the key to which is a very low scar... It should hide beneath a bathing suit.
Tummy Tuck options
Congratulations! You may want to wait another 6 months to find out how much your skin may bounce back but it is unlikely that your excess skin will bounce back enough that you are satisfied. I recommend that you book a consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options and expectations in person.
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