53 year old woman, Overweight and In Need of Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tags:excess skin after weight loss

My weight has dropped from 174 to 245 lbs. The only problem is, I am now left with a lot of excess skin on my stomach. I don't have the financial resources for tummy tuck surgery. Are there any other alternatives? Perhaps a clinical trial or something?

user1742713

F, California

The only effective remedy for a lot of excess skin is tummy tuck

Congratulations on your weight loss. I know firsthand how difficult it can be to live life with all the excess skin that's left behind after massive weight loss. 3 years ago I had a tummy tuck and backlift performed at the same time and it has made a huge difference in my life. You can finance your surgery through Care Credit or Alphaeon Credit. Alternatively, you can try setting up a GoFundMe account to raise money. 

Most insurances cover cutting out the excess skin and fat below the belly button and this procedure is called a panniculectomy. For top portion of the belly you would have to pay a cosmetic price but overall this would save you money.