Removal of excess skin from the abdomen/breasts/arms/thighs after the loss of a large amount of weight
Who is a candidate?
People with loose or excess skin after weight loss
Average length of procedure?
* 2 to 6 hours, depending on the amount and type of surgery
Type of anesthesia?
Will you need to stay in hospital overnight?
For procedures lasting more than 6 hours, an overnight stay will be required; for shorter procedures, overnight stays will be decided on a case-by-case basis
How long will you need to take off from work/school?
Depending upon the amount of surgery performed, 1 to 2 weeks is adequate for most people
What types of restrictions are there after surgery?**
Is the procedure covered by insurance?
* Times may vary since each case is unique
** Check with your health care provider about your specific restrictions
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UPMC Altoona Plastic Surgery
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