Skin Removal Surgery

Loose or hanging skin tissue can become bothersome for some people due to both cosmetic and physical reasons. You may experience discomfort, chafing, skin irritation, and frequent infections in areas where excess skin is present. You may consider a skin removal surgery to restore your attractive, youthful appearance, and obtain relief from physical discomfort.

Many people choose a skin removal cosmetic surgery after a massive weight loss or following multiple pregnancies or simply due to the aging process. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain provides skin removal surgery to patients in Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and surrounding communities.

Loose Skin Problems after Weight Loss

Following a bariatric surgery, you may be able to achieve a dramatic weight loss over a short period of time. However, your skin may have become inelastic or overstretch, and as a result, it will tend to appear droopy in certain areas that have deflated after weight loss. The abdomen, breasts, buttocks, thighs, and upper arms are commonly affected by this condition.

It can be difficult to eliminate this excess loose skin simply through diet and exercise. Fortunately, skin removal surgery is a time-tested and well-recognized cosmetic procedure to get rid of this problem and restore a tighter, smoother skin appearance.


Loose and excessive skin tissue in the lower abdominal area may sometimes begin to hang above the pubic line and even go up to the thighs. Panniculectomy is a skin removal procedure to reduce the pannus or hanging skin and restore a pleasing appearance. The procedure can be combined with tummy tuck, depending on your unique needs.


Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck cosmetic surgery is a popular procedure to remove sagging skin and tighten the underlying loose abdominal muscles. You can achieve a firm and youthful looking abdomen with this procedure. The location and length of the incision (the tummy tuck technique) will depend on the amount of loose skin to be removed. Raising of the belly button to a more youthful level may also be involved in this surgery.


Brachioplasty or arm lift cosmetic procedure is often a part of a comprehensive skin removal surgery. It will eliminate sagging skin from the underside of the upper arms. Your surgeon will create an incision across the bottom of your upper arm or within the underarm. This will be decided according to the amount of excess skin that must be removed. Your surgeon will firm up the supportive tissue and give shape to your arm contours through the incisions.


A thigh lift or thighplasty procedure will remove excess skin and stubborn fat deposits to reshape, contour, and firm up the inner or outer thighs. A crescent shaped incision may be placed to remove sagging skin from your upper inner thighs. Based on your skin removal needs, your surgeon may also recommend a medial or lateral thigh lift, or a combination of different techniques.

Buttock Lift

Sagging or loose skin in your rear end can be successfully removed with a Brazilian butt lift or a traditional buttock lift surgery. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Landon D. McLain receives patients from Huntsville, Madison, Florence, Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman, Athens, Alabama, and nearby areas for skin removal surgery.

Contact McLain Surgical Arts in Huntsville, AL to Schedule a Consultation

McLain Surgical Arts is a leading cosmetic surgery practice headed by Dr. Landon D. McLain MD, DMD, FACS in Huntsville, AL.  Dr. McLain is a double board certified cosmetic and oral & maxillofacial surgeon, offering a variety of procedures such as dental implants, wisdom teeth extraction, breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, facelift, Botox, and laser skin resurfacing.

For more information or to schedule a consultation call 256.429.3411 or click here.

Now taking patients from Huntsville, Scottsboro, Decatur, Madison, Athens, Florence, Cullman, AL and surrounding areas.