Weight Loss Contouring
We see many patients who have lost large amounts of weight through diet and exercise or surgery. One of the consequences of losing a significant amount of weight is extra skin that hangs around the abdomen and back – a condition we can correct through surgery, giving the patient a smoother, tighter abdomen and waist.
The ideal candidate for this procedure has lost 100 pounds or more and has maintained a stable weight for at least six months. Patients who have lost weight through surgery should ideally wait a year to have their body contouring procedure. Patients are also screened to make sure their nutritional status and blood counts are adequate prior to surgery.
Most surgeries are performed in our surgical facility, and patients are able to go home the same day. Complete recovery may take a few weeks, but most patients are able to do basic activities within a few days after the surgery.