How Do I Get Rid Of The Loose Skin Around My Waistline After Losing 50lbs?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’ve lost around 40-50 lbs in the last year and a half and I have a lot of loose skin around my abdomen. Friends of mine who have helped me with my workout and nutrition routines recommended that I consult with you.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your picture. Congratulations in your successful weight loss. You have the classic near circumferential waistline skin excess that typically develops after such weight loss. This is treated by a near circumferential tummy tuck also known as a belt lipectomy in older terms. Whether this needs to completely wrap around your waistline or only partially so remains to be determined.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana