What is the best solution for excess skin in the lower part of the tummy ?
Removing excess skin after weight loss
Excess skin in this area is normally located in the front of the tummy. However, unlike pregnancy when the skin of the tummy is mainly stretched in the front, with normal weight loss the excess skin often extends round the flanks and in some cases to the back.
After weight loss the excess skin in all of these regions can be removed and the best option is often either an extended abdominoplasty or a body lift procedure.
In an extended abdominoplasty the skin of the flanks is removed together with the excess skin of the front of the tummy. However, no excess skin is removed from the back or the thighs.
This option would be appropriate for you if the main area of excess skin is in the front of the tummy and the flanks. If you have excess in the thighs and back region a better option may be a body lift procedure.
In this procedure, excess skin is removed from all around the body including the back resulting in a scar wrapped around the body. The body lift procedure has the advantage of reaching excess skin in the front of the tummy, flank and also the back and will lead to the best results following weight loss.
In addition it includes a thigh lift, elevating the inner aspect of the thighs and the outer aspect of the thighs.
At Aurora Clinics we have special surgeons that concentrate on body lift surgery and if you are contemplating this form of treatment I think it would be worth scheduling a consultation with one of our specialist surgeons.