I have been overweight my entire life and in the past year I have lost over 130...

Q:

I have been overweight my entire life and in the past year I have lost over 130 pounds. I eat right and exercise but my skin refuses to tighten up and reshape. I am wondering if there is a procedure to take care of my extra skin?

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Following significant weight loss, body contour surgery can address the remaining skin excess. Surgical removal of skin can be performed for the upper arms, trunk, and legs. These procedures are sometimes referred to as an arm lift, tummy tuck, body lift, or thigh lift. In addition, some patients benefit from facial procedures such as a neck lift. Each site has specific issues relating to the exact methods, risks, and recovery, so you should consult with a qualified ASAPS-member plastic surgeon in your area who can advise you on an approach to meet your specific needs.

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