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Skin Tightening After Weight Loss or Pregnancy

Loose skin after weight loss or pregnancy can be emotionally frustrating to deal with. If you’ve been working hard to lose weight and now you’re left with an unexpected amount of excess skin and stretch marks, you’re not alone. At Dr. Avi Islur’s practice we see Body Contouring After Weight Loss patients (men and women) and Body Contouring After Pregnancy (also called Mommy Makeover) patients daily.

I Lost Weight And Exercise Daily But My Loose Skin Isn’t Going Away, What Are My Options?

Before you consider excess skin removal surgery we suggest that you reach your ideal weight and maintain it for 6 months.

Having your initial consultation around the 6 month mark of stable weight maintenance will give Dr. Avi Islur a clear visual as to how much excess skin you have, and how much of it needs to be removed during your surgery.

During your initial consultation your existing measurements will be taken and your desired aesthetic results will be discussed in detail. A personalized surgical plan will be created and you will receive all the information you need to book your surgery.

If you gain or lose a significant amount of weight after your initial consultation — you will have to be re-assessed — and your surgical plan will be adjusted according to your new contour.

Is Surgery The Only Way To Get Rid Of My Loose Saggy Skin?

Surgery is the only way to remove loose skin from your body. If you are serious about tightening your skin, it has to be surgically removed.

Chances are you’ve come across a plethora of “skin tightening” gimmicks on the internet including spa services such as: “skin tightening” laser treatments, body wraps, “skin tightening” lotions or creams, “skin tightening” massages, “skin tightening” workouts or diets that promise to remove or tighten your loose saggy skin. Please do not waste your money or time on these gimmicks. They simply do not work. In some cases they can actually do more harm than good. There is nothing outside of surgery that will tighten your loose skin. It has to be surgically removed.

How Can I Tighten And Get Rid Of The Loose Saggy Skin On My Stomach?

If you want to get rid of the loose saggy skin on your belly, Tummy Tuck surgery is your best option. A Tummy Tuck is designed to remove unwanted loose skin, stretch marks, and fat. With a Tummy Tuck Dr. Avi Islur can also tighten your abdominal muscles is they are separated to add more definition to your midsection.

Dr. Avi Islur offers 4 different types of Tummy Tucks: 1) Mini Tummy Tuck, 2) Modified-Full Tummy Tuck, 3) Full Tummy Tuck and 4) Fleur De Lys). If you have excess skin around the back and sides you may require a flankplasty or circumferential skin removal to give you the best outcome. You can visit our Tummy Tuck page to see the different Tummy Tuck procedures Dr. Avi Islur offers.

Your existing measurements and the reason for your loose skin (whether your loose skin was caused by weight loss or pregnancy) are determining factors as to which type of Tummy Tuck suits you best. For example: If your excess skin was caused by losing a significant amount of weight, you are likely dealing with loose saggy skin in a vertical and horizontal fashion. A Fleur De Lys Tummy Tuck is a great solution for Skin Tightening and Body Contouring After Weight Loss.

If your excess skin was caused by pregnancy, you are likely dealing with loose saggy skin in a vertical fashion. A Mini Tummy Tuck or a Full Tummy Tuck is a great solution for Skin Tightening and Body Contouring After Pregnancy.

I Have Loose Skin On My Arms and Thighs, What Can Be Done About That?

Loose excess skin on your arms and thighs can be removed with an Arm Lift and a Thigh Lift. Combining these procedures results in an overall beautiful new contour. You can get multiple Body Contouring procedures done in one surgery. There’s a limit as to how many Body Contouring procedures that can be performed at the same time. During your initial consultation, Dr. Avi Islur will discuss your surgical options in detail.

Will I Save Money If I Get More Than One Procedure Done At The Same Time?

Yes, you will save money if you decide to get more than one cosmetic procedure done in one surgery.

Think of it this way: If you decide to get your cosmetic procedures done on different days this means that our Nurses, Anesthetists, Surgical Coordinators, and Dr. Avi Islur have to attend more than one operation date. Their time in the operating room has to be paid for so this increases the facility fee. If you decide to get multiple procedures done in one operation, this will save time in the operating room, so we pass the savings on to you.

Is Financing Available?

Yes, financing is available. We work with a company called MediCard. They specialize in financing for cosmetic procedures.

How does it work? After your initial consultation you will be provided with all the information you need to book your surgery. This includes an exact quote for surgery so you can contact MediCard directly to apply for financing.

How Long Is The Wait For Surgery

If you have a preferred surgery date, do not wait until it’s too late! Patients typically book well in advance for consultations and surgery dates.

If you have an ideal surgery date in mind, we suggest you call one of our Patient Coordinators at (204) 813-0305 to reserve your consultation today.

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