After major weight loss some patients choose to have plastic surgery to remove excess fat and skin.
Commonly referred to as body contouring, these procedures can help improve the shape and tone of the underlying tissue that supports fat and skin.
Duke Regional Hospital plastic surgeons offer a number of surgical options after weight loss surgery to remove extra skin or sagging of the arms, thighs and stomach.
Your weight loss must have stabilized before beginning body contouring. Most patients wait at least one year before pursuing surgery. Patients should consult their weight loss surgeon to see when would be the right time to begin body contouring.