What do I do with excess skin after weight-loss?

Posted by on May 14, 2013 in FAQ

For some patients an apronectomy may be appropriate for medical indications. Please note that Dr Silverman offers this procedure to her existing patients only following the completion of her 12-month program.

This surgical procedure involves the removal of hanging fat and skin, typically after massive weight loss. Your Surgeon will make a horizontal incision across the lower abdomen to carefully remove a wedge of excess fat and skin. The remaining skin edges are then pulled together and closed.

Performed under a general anesthetic, this operation usually takes several hours and requires a short stay in hospital. In some cases this surgery may be performed in conjunction with another abdominal procedure such as a hernia repair.

Patients considering this operation should consider that during recovery exercise and heavy lifting are to be avoided. A medical garment, such as an abdominal binder, may also need to be worn.

Would you like to know more about apronectomy for medical indications? Existing patients can phone 07 5536 8855 and make an appointment with Dr Silverman today. In your one-on-one consultation you will review the advantages, benefits and risks of this procedure and find out if it is right for you.