Body lifting and body contouring surgery
Body contouring surgery is any surgical procedure that alters the shape of the body. Body contouring after massive weight loss refers to a series of procedures to eliminate and reduce the excess skin and fat that remains after weight loss. Surgical body contouring following major weight loss therefore not only removes excess sagging skin, but also improves the shape of the underlying support tissue. The result is a smoother, more contoured look.
The best results for body lifting/body contouring are achieved after a patient has reached their ideal healthy weight and has maintained that for a period of six months.
Some patients target one specific area of the body in order to achieve their body contouring goals, whilst other patients will target multiple areas with the surgery spread out over a number of operations. Body contouring procedures may include the following: necklift, facelift, arm lift/brachioplasty, breast lift/mastopexy, breast reduction, thigh lift, abdominoplasty and lower body lift.