Following 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, sags.
Body contouring after major weight loss improves the shape and tone of your underlying tissue that supports fat and skin and removes excess sagging fat and skin. This is a rapidly growing field of plastic surgery. Areas treated include upper arms that may sag and appear loose and full, breasts that have flattened and drooped, the abdominal area that produces a pannus that extends around the sides and into the lower back area, resulting in an apron-like overhang and the buttocks, and groin and thighs that sag.
Surgical 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. The 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.