weight reduction surgery, or any substantial amount of
weight loss, the skin and tissues often lack elasticity
and cannot conform to the reduced body size. As a
result, skin that has been severely stretched now is
- Upper arms may sag and appear loose and full
- Breasts may flatten and hang with nipples pointed
- Abdominal area may extend around the sides and
into the lower back area, resulting in an apron-like
- Buttocks, groin and thighs can sag and cause
hanging pockets of skin
body contouring following major weight loss improves the
shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports
fat and skin, and removes excess sagging fat and skin.
result is a more normal appearance to the body, with
smoother contours. This is, in essence, the final phase
of your total weight loss experience.
right for me?
you decide to undergo body contouring following major
weight loss, your weight loss must be stabilized.
- If you continue to lose weight, sagging pockets
- If you rapidly regain the weight, you will
traumatically stress your already weakened and thinned
skin, causing further stress to the skin, visible
stretch marks and wide scars.
had weight reduction surgery, your plastic surgeon will
work closely with your physician to determine when it is
appropriate for you to begin body contouring.
candidates for body contouring are:
- Adults of any age whose weight loss has stabilized
- Healthy individuals who do not have medical
conditions that can impair healing or increase risk of
- Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic
goals for what body contouring can accomplish
- Individuals committed to leading a healthy
lifestyle including proper nutrition and fitness