Excessive Tissue Removal

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Imagine waking up at 4:30 every morning, so you are able to go for a four mile walk. After the walk you return home to shower feeling invigorated and proud of what you have already accomplished. You step out of the shower to dry off. There you are standing in front of a full length mirror. You look up and see skin sagging from your arms, your stomach, along with many other areas of your body. That is what I encounter on a daily basis. I eat right and exercise regularly. In doing this I have lost a significant amount of weight. Yet every morning I am reminded that no matter how many sit ups I do or how far I walk this excess skin remains. I have pondered having cosmetic surgery or excessive tissue removal of fat or skin that is left on the body after a significant weight loss. I hope to show that while many feel cosmetic surgery has risks and should be avoided, excessive tissue removal after a significant weight loss can be beneficial. Excessive tissue removal can mean one of many different surgeries. There are different surgeries for each area that the individual maybe targeting. One of the most common plastic surgeries for tissue removal is the Brachioplasty or arm lift. The brachioplasty was developed by doctors Aly and Cram. According to Aly (2007), the brachioplasty addresses the upper arm and arm pit tissues. The doctors believe this is the best way to treat undesirable [tissue] leftovers associated with massive weight loss. With this specific procedure the surgeons are able to place the scar in a desirable location, unseen from many angles. Mastopexy is another common surgery that many have to reduce excessive tissue. Mastopexy is a procedure that lifts the breast. A mastopexy reshapes and raises the breast by reducing the tissue in the breast. Some pre-op steps that a physician may require are a mammogram, a breast line measurement and

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