Surgical body contouring following major weight loss removes excess sagging fat and skin while improving the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a more normal appearance with smoother contours.

Body contouring procedures may include:

    • Facelift: sagging of the mid-face, jowls, and neck
    • Breast lift: sagging, flattened breasts
    • Tummy tuck: apron of excess skin hanging over the abdomen

This is more commonly called a Panniculectomy.
The location of the scar in a Panniculectomy is usually higher than a Tummy Tuck. Only the skin is removed, making it a faster operation and faster recovery. It is best to wait until weight loss is stable before performing these procedures.

  • Lower body lifts: sagging of the abdomen, buttocks, groin and outer thighs
  • Medial thigh lift: sagging of the inner, outer and mid thigh
  • Brachioplasty (arm lift): sagging of the upper arms

Via American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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