Body Contouring for Weight Loss Patients
Patients who lose a considerable amount of weight may have loose or excess skin once they have reached a normal, healthy weight. Elasticity of the skin before and during the weight loss determines how much you are left with, and often the hanging skin will not go away with exercise alone. Body contouring surgery is an all-encompassing term for liposuction, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), brachioplasty (arm lift), and lower body lift.
Candidates for these procedures may have lost weight and have loose skin that hangs. This combination of procedures is done to remove excess skin and fat on the various parts of the body.