After massive weight loss, skin and tissues many times do not have the elasticity and capability to retract. The skin that was severely stretched looses its sustentation. As a result, we observe that skin on the arms become saggy, breasts will loose volume and may “drop”, excess skin in the abdomen, and signs of sagging can be seen in buttocks, thighs, and face.
Surgical body contouring, after massive weight loss, aims to improve the shape, remove fat excess, and sagging skin. To perform this procedure it is very important that the patient have a stable weight (usually from 18 months after bariatric surgery), have good nutritional status, should not smoke, and should not have medical conditions that can impair healing or increase the risk of surgery.