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The Benefits of Extreme Weight Loss Surgery and Removal of Excess Skin

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Losing weight is an impressive accomplishment that reduces your risk for heart disease and other serious conditions. However, individuals who lose a significant amount of weight are often left with excess loose skin that negatively affects their appearance and quality of life. While many people think skin removal surgery is purely cosmetic, it can also relieve certain health issues as well.

Morales Plastic Surgery is proud to offer patients a chance to improve their confidence and self-esteem through body contouring surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales is an expert in after weight loss surgery and removing excess skin. Learn what this procedure can do for you by reaching out for a consultation in Houston, TX. We look forward to working with you.

Why removing excess skin is important

Many people do not realize the health conditions associated with loose or hanging skin. Chafing and rashes occur when the skin folds rub against each other, causing irritation and discomfort. If the skin begins to tear, these rashes could easily turn into infections. Loose hanging abdominal skin also leads to shoulder and back pain as well as problems wearing comfortable clothing. Whether you are worried about your appearance or are concerned about your health, there are ways to manage excess skin with after weight loss surgery.

How after weight loss surgery works

Body contouring surgery can reshape and tighten almost any area of the body, creating a slimmer contour in individuals. During your consultation with Dr. Morales, we will assess different areas of the body that cause concern and create a custom surgical plan moving forward. For some, multiple procedures may be required over time to achieve the desired results. Common areas we address include the abdomen, hips, buttocks, thighs, arms, and breasts.

In addition to removing excess skin, the underlying tissue and muscles may also be tightened during surgery. Candidates for body contouring are in good overall health and have maintained a stable weight for at least one year or more. It is also important to commit to living a healthy lifestyle after surgery so the weight does not return. If you have undergone a prior bariatric procedure, Morales Plastic Surgery can work with your doctors to ensure safe and effective outcomes.

Life after loose skin removal

After weight loss surgery is a rewarding procedure that helps patients enjoy the benefits of their weight loss. To make sure you heal properly from surgery, be sure to follow our recovery instructions and keep your scars protected from the sun. While results are intended to last for years, future pregnancies may alter your improvements. For this reason, be sure to talk with Dr. Morales about your family planning goals. Our experts can sit with you and determine the best time to get skin removal surgery.

Schedule your body contouring surgery

There are many benefits to extreme weight loss, including improved health and a slimmer look. If you are struggling to see the advantages of your weight loss due to excess skin, we encourage you to look into skin removal surgery in Houston, TX. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rolando Morales is experienced in body contouring procedures and can make you feel confident in your skin again. Contact the team at Morales Plastic Surgery for your in-house or online consultation today. We are dedicated to the health and well-being of our patients.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.