Post-bariatric body contouring, also known as body contouring after massive weight loss, is a set of surgical procedures designed to remove excess skin and reshape the body following significant weight loss, typically after bariatric surgery or substantial weight loss through diet and exercise.
Post-bariatric body contouring may involve a combination of surgical procedures tailored to the individual's specific needs and goals.
Post-bariatric body contouring can have positive impacts on an individual's self-esteem and body image, addressing the physical changes that may accompany significant weight loss. However, it's important to have realistic expectations and understand that body contouring is not a solution for weight loss or a substitute for a healthy lifestyle.
It's crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in post-bariatric body contouring to determine the most appropriate procedures and create an individualized treatment plan. They can provide detailed information, address concerns, and guide individuals through the process to help achieve their desired body shape and improve their overall quality of life.