Patients who have lost a great amount of weight are now having the excess of skin that can be surgically removed.
The patient must be in good shape, having good blood analysis and general health. Also, the patient must be a non-smoker and mustn’t have diabetes. This is a high-risk surgery due to large incisions and large wound size. Younger patients have an advantage comparing to older ones. Incisions are hidden but they exist. Preoperatively, blood is taken out from the patient and afterward returned during the surgery.
This procedure removes skin excess from the upper arm, stomach, back, and upper leg. Recovery is four to six weeks long. Compressive bandages’ therapy is a month-long. Scars are gradually withdrawing but never completely disappear. Depending on the skin quality and regeneration mode, scars can be hypertrophy or keloid.