Does anyone else have excess skin around their face and neck?

on 4/8/20 10:09 am
VSG on 05/22/13

I've seen a lot about body surgery but I'm wondering if anyone has had this issue resolved and with whom? Thanks!

on 4/9/20 7:45 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I do but I haven't done anything about it yet. There are a few people on here who have had face lifts - hopefully one of them will chime in.

on 4/13/20 8:48 pm
VSG on 05/22/13

Just got back on today. Thanks for responding! I'll keep lurking and see! ?

HW: 254  SW: 238.2  CW:179.6 1st GW: ONEDERLAND 2nd GW: 150 GW: 135  Surgery: 5/22/13      



Laura in Texas
on 4/21/20 5:33 am
RNY on 09/17/08 with

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."

on 4/21/20 7:57 pm
DS on 11/01/14

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.

on 4/22/20 3:10 am
VSG on 05/22/13

Thanks! I really appreciate the advice!

HW: 254  SW: 238.2  CW:179.6 1st GW: ONEDERLAND 2nd GW: 150 GW: 135  Surgery: 5/22/13      



on 4/24/20 5:45 pm
DS on 11/01/14

One other important point. Have a face guy do face work. If your PS is doing a lower body lift, they don't specialize in faces.

on 5/6/20 3:25 pm

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

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