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Improve the Results of Weight Loss with Skin Tightening Treatment

By Dr. James Lacey on December 05, 2015

Woman with slim, toned legs and armsIt takes a great deal of effort to lose weight. Not only do individuals have to make changes to their diet and exercise routine, but they need to stay committed long enough for those efforts to pay off. With the amount of work and time that goes into losing weight, it can be frustrating, to say the least, when a patient’s desired results are impacted by excess, loose skin. Unfortunately, that is often the case, because the skin may lack the elasticity to conform to such drastic body changes. Body contouring treatments can improve the figure by eliminating this excess skin for patients. Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck offers skin tightening after weight loss to help his Ottawa, ON patients enjoy the full effect of their weight loss efforts.

Candidates for Skin Tightening Treatment

Skin tightening treatment is meant to enhance the results of significant weight loss. This procedure is not about helping patients to lose excess fat, but rather helping to improve body contours by eliminating loose skin that remains on the body after weight loss has already occurred. This procedure makes the results of weight loss more noticeable and allows patients to fully enjoy their new body. Skin tightening treatment can help to eliminate loose, stretched skin from any of the following areas:

  • Arms
  • Hips
  • Abdomen
  • Back
  • Buttocks
  • Legs/thighs

Each skin tightening treatment is personalized so that the specific needs of each patient can be addressed. Aside from the problem of excess skin after weight loss, ideal candidates for treatment should be healthy enough to undergo surgery and should have no plans to lose any further weight.

The Procedure

Skin tightening treatment is personalized to address the specific needs of the patient. Because of this, no two procedures will be exactly alike. For many patients, treatment will take place in phases, with Dr. Van Wyck addressing one or two areas of the body at a time. However, no matter what part of the body is being treated, the basics of the procedure will be the same. The patient will be put under general anesthesia so that he or she remains comfortable throughout treatment. An incision will then be made near the treatment area so that excess skin can be removed. The remaining skin is then tightened and re-draped before closing the incision. Scars are unavoidable after skin tightening treatment, but Dr. Wyck will be discreet with the placement of incisions so that it will be easier for patients to conceal any scars beneath clothing.


Skin tightening treatment can dramatically improve the results of weight loss. As the body heals and swelling reduces, patients will begin to see the results of treatment. Areas of the body that have been treated will be slimmer and firmer, and body contours will be more apparent. For many patients, skin tightening treatment allows them to fully realize the results of their weight loss efforts for the first time.

Schedule a Consultation

Loose, stretched skin can detract from all the effort that goes into extreme weight loss, but that doesn’t have to be the case. If excess skin is keeping you from achieving the body contours you desire, schedule a consultation with Dr. Lloyd Van Wyck at your earliest convenience to learn more about skin tightening treatment.

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