This surgery is also known as post-bariatric surgery or body contouring after massive weight loss.
The goal of this surgery is to restore attractive proportions by removing the sagging skin around the face, neck, upper arms, breasts, abdomen, buttocks and thighs.
Although this procedure leaves scars, most patients find them to be an acceptable tradeoff for an improved appearance. Typically, we suggest patients wait up to 18 months or more after your weight loss to ensure your weight has stabilized and this amount of time also allows your skin to shrink as much as possible on its own prior to surgery.
Patients who are preparing to undergo this procedure will need to demonstrate patience. This procedure is demanding and should be accompanied by realistic expectations. No matter how effective this surgery is, your body will not appear exactly as it would have been without the weight gain. Even after body contouring surgery, skin will naturally continues to sag over time as part of normal aging.
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