Plastic surgery

Skin removal procedure caps off successful weight loss

By Rick Smith, MD


Despite pounds lost and sizes shrunk, loose skin can be a significant problem after weight loss. Although the fat is gone, the elasticity in the skin is often damaged and unable to contract. For this reason, we have a number of choices for surgery. A tummy tuck is an effective way of removing unsightly skin and hard to lose fat, yielding a flatter stomach that helps you feel more confident and happier with the way you look.

Other areas of focus for skin removal post weight loss are the arms, back, legs and neck.

Though it is typically considered a cosmetic procedure, some health insurance carriers may cover a portion of the cost of skin removal in the abdomen if certain criteria are met. Financing options are available to cover your out of pocket costs. Please contact our office to schedule a consultation or with any inquiries regarding the procedures.


Rick Smith, MD

1504 E Grand River Ave # 100, East Lansing



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