Excess skin

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Mommy Makeover Patient #4 pre-op photo of a 35-year-old female with weight loss.
A 35-year-old woman with excess abdominal skin and sagging breasts due to weight loss.
Mommy Makeover Patient #4 6-month post-op photo of patient with significant weight loss. Patient underwent a breast lift and abdominoplasty.
The same woman six months after undergoing an abdominoplasty and breast lift.

Excess skin is an effect of surplus skin and fat after expansion during pregnancy or adipositas and following loss of weight. Further reasons can be aging effects, genetic disorders or an intentional expansion for skin reconstruction.

Methods to remove excess skin by surgery include abdominoplasty, breast reduction and brachioplasty.


  • Trude Staalesen: Assessment of Excess Skin and Outcome of Body Contouring Surgery in Post Bariatric Patients. Department of Plastic Surgery, Institute of Clinical Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg 2014 (pdf)
  • Mammoreduction - The goal to shrink the woman's breasts [1]