After extensive weight loss as a result of morbid obesity treatments such as dieting, surgical reduction of the stomach or placement of a gastric band, patients may find the need to remove excess skin and/or for liposuction.
Excess skin usually looses its natural elasticity and tends to sag in areas such as the arms, abdomen, breasts, thighs, face and eyelids.
Plastic surgery for complete correction of body contours includes liposuction, resection of the creases in the abdomen, arms and thighs, facelift, mammoplasty and other necessary procedures.
This surgery usually takes 2 to 5 hours, depending on the amount of skin to be removed. Surgeries can be planned sequentially, in subsequent months in order to reduce post-op morbidity.