Body contouring (Massive weight loss contouring)
This involves a number of procedures that can change the shape of a part of your body by removing extra skin and fat. These procedures may include an arm lift, body lift, buttock lift, liposuction, thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and the removal of hanging fat (panniculectomy).
Body contour patients often have loose skin and fat of the arms, legs and tummy. The surgeries to address this are often done in a staged fashion. This helps reduce the risks and complications of these surgeries. Please see the sections on each procedure (arm lift, body lift, buttock lift, liposuction, thigh lift, tummy tuck) for more details on each.
Your surgeon will typically make a unique plan just for you and your surgeries. The plan will be based on your diet, body type and where you have loose skin.