Does anyone else have excess skin around their face and neck?
Have you ever been to a bariatric conference? It is one thing I notice. Look at the OH conference pictures- it's very common.
I remember asking my plastic surgeon about this. He said you do not need someone who specializes in bariatric plastic surgery for facial work. Find someone good at faces. I found someone close by I will use for my face when I decide that it is time.
Laura in Texas
53 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 170 (BMI=27)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"May your choices reflect your hopes and not your fears."
I'm a guy and had most of my loose skin on my face and neck. It's pretty common post wls and the easiest way for me to tell someone lost a lot of weight.
Its really a combination of things to get your face back to normal scaling. A facelift alone would pull too much skin for many people, hence the obvious looking plastics out there.
For me it's a combination of a direct excision around the nasalabial folds (each side of face around nose) plus a lower facelift. Then you may need a filler like sculpture.
You have to do your own research as even PS's have limited experience for more than modest skin removal on face area.
agreeeeedddd 1000000% don't just go to someone because they are giving a "Combo-deal"... You want quality, most of the time you pay for it. Another is to see if they have patients you can reach out to to ask questions about their experience or read up on all reviews if you can. look at as many Before & After photos as you can to see how they perform their surgeries... a lot of them have Instagram pages that you can follow or even find one here or at the conferences