Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss

For people who have drastically reduced their weight, one or more Body Contouring procedures may be recommended. One of the best candidates for Body Contouring Surgery is a person who has lost a massive amount of weight, either through Bariatric Gastric Bypass surgery, Gastric Banding or weight loss from dieting and exercise. Such a person may have lost 50 pounds or more, and now left with folds of surplus overstretched skin on their backs, trunks and thighs, etc.

Body contouring procedures may be performed in one surgical session or may be more safely performed in stages depending on your overall health, the type and extent of procedures being considered. The results of these procedures are a reduction in excess fat and/or sagging skin and tissue, giving you a more contoured, toned look. . The sequence and duration Body Contouring Procedures varies according to the needs of the patient. In some cases when the removal of fat is required, liposuction may be suggested, along with the removal of excess skin. Any essential repairs to the abdominal wall (such as hernia repair) usually can be made at the time of the Body Contouring Procedures.

Body Contouring Procedure is not a weight reduction procedure. Obese individuals who intend to lose weight should postpone all forms of body contouring surgery until they have reached a lower stable weight