I have loose skin lower abs. Is mini tummy tuck the way to go? What should my expectations be? (photos)
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Loose skin after weight loss
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Dr Dhaval Patel Double Board Certified Plastic Surgeon ChicagoHoffman Estates Oak Brook
Thank you for your clinical post and photographs. From the photographs it appears you have very little excess skin of the lower abdomen in the position and poses that are featured. A physical examination with a certified plastic surgeon would confirm this. However, if there is slight degree of laxity often non-surgical techniques such as bulk heating RF devices; the Venus Freeze, the Forma Plus, Accent or the Exilis could provide some ongoing bulk skin tightening without a scar.
With minimal skin laxity is rarely a good exchange to have a lower abdominal scar, however, horizontal incisions placed through the pubic hair in the lower pubic region can remove minor to moderate degrees of skin. The risk/benefit ratio of a scar versus mild skin laxity would bear discussion with your certified plastic surgeon.
At this point in time you need to continue to exercise and perhaps consider pursuing non-surgical skin tightening options.
I hope this information is of some assistance and best of luck.
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R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Loose skin after weight loss and fitness
- Congratulations on the weight loss and fitness - a great achievement.
- You need an examination to know the best treatment -
- I have seen many men whose loose skin doesn't show in a photo but is clear on exam.
- The best way to get rid of loose skin is surgical removal with tightening of the deep fascia.
Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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