Do most patients who lose a lot of weight need plastic surgery to get rid of excess skin or are there ways to “shrink” you skin as you lose the weight?
Academic Title: Professor
About half of patients think their skin is too loose. About half of them will pursue surgery to remove the excess skin. Your skin has an elastic-like quality allowing it to shrink which you are born with. Over your lifetime that decreases and can decrease more by environmental factors. However, almost all patients prefer the healthier weight with the loose skin as opposed to their pre-op weight.