Body contouring following massive weight loss

Mo Med. 2010 May-Jun;107(3):189-94.


The growing prevalence of obesity in America has led to an increase in bariatric surgery, which produces successful long-term weight loss and improves the multiple co-morbidities caused by obesity. A weight loss of 100+ pounds leaves patients with significant amounts of loose-hanging excess skin and tissue that can be addressed only with surgery. This article briefly describes many body contouring procedures developed by plastic surgeons to address the needs of massive weight loss patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bariatric Surgery*
  • Humans
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*
  • Weight Loss*