Surgery to remove excess skin

Written by: Dr. Javier Valero Gasalla
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The surgery to remove excess skin is indicated for patients who experience large weight losses and, as a result, have a skin that has lost elasticity and has not lost enough surface.

When a weight loss comes a resulting excess skin occurs. This occurs when the skin elasticity has been overcome, thereby, the lost volume, does not lose enough skin surface and produces an excess cutaneous. The areas most affected by this phenomenon usually the abdomen, back, arms, thighs, breasts and pubis.

There is a surgery to remedy the resulting excess skin. It is only recommended when the patient's weight is stable and, ideally, if your BMI is under 30. During the intervention excess skin is removed and anchor in deep tissues. Sometimes it can be combined with other treatments such as liposuction, or flaps to fill the buttocks.


Scars and postoperative

The disadvantage of this operation are the resulting scars, which, although dependent on the areas to be treated, usually long. Still, the aesthetic and functional improvement offered largely compensates the procedure to patients.

Postoperative care are those of any major surgery and sometimes, with some specificity, such as the use of wearing presoterapia in surgeries of the abdomen, arms, thighs or orthopedic surgery fasteners breast. The garment pressure therapy aims to prevent edema and correctly redistribute fat.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Javier Valero Gasalla
Plastic surgery

Dr. Valero, director of the Valero Clinic , is a plastic and aesthetic surgeon since 1990, is a professional member of the Spanish and Galician Society of Reconstructive and Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, practicing medicine since 1983.

He has published in national and international journals and presented communications or been a speaker at national and international conferences. He is a medical doctor with an outstanding cum laude qualification.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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