What is Weight Loss Body Contouring Surgery?

Individuals who have experienced massive weight loss due to diet and exercise or bariatric surgery are often left with loose and sagging skin, which can be uncomfortable and even cause rashes. Weight loss body contouring surgery is a great solution to eliminate this excess tissue to help smooth and contour the body for a more desirable shape.

There are a variety of different procedures that can be performed alone or combined to help eliminate excess skin, tissue, and fat following significant weight loss. These may include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast augmentation with lift
  • Breast reduction
  • Facelift
  • Liposuction
  • Thigh lift
  • Tummy tuck
  • Back lift
  • Gluteal lift
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Who is a good candidate for Weight Loss Body ContouringSurgery?

Men and women who have lost a significant amount of weight and are bothered by excess skin can often benefit from weight loss surgery. Ideal candidates are non-smokers who will be committed to maintaining a healthy lifestyle after surgery, have reached a stable weight for at least 6 months, and are not planning on losing a significant amount of weight after surgery. Overall, the best way to determine if this procedure is right for you is to schedule a consultation appointment at our office.

Before + After

Patient Results

Achieve your ideal body with body contouring, fat reduction, and rejuvenation. We offer procedures for every area of the body, including the stomach, thighs, arms, back, and more! View our patient gallery and find a before and after similar to your body type and treatment goals to see what kind of results you can expect from our team.


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The Weight Loss Body Contouring Surgery Procedure

Regardless of your procedure, weight loss body contouring surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Depending on which procedures you have chosen to have, the surgical steps may differ. Body contouring after massive weight loss requires extensive incisions to effectively remove large areas of unwanted loose skin. Liposuction can also be used to eliminate excess pockets of fat and contour the body to a desirable shape. Sutures will be used to close incisions, and surgical drains may be placed to collect excess fluid during recovery.

Recovery Process

Weight Loss Body Contouring Recovery

4-6 weeks

Following your surgery, your overall expected healing time will depend on the procedures performed. Procedures involving removing excess skin around the trunk typically involve drains which are removed over a period of 1-2 weeks. Compression garments may be recommended to help with the swelling of the surgical sites.  Over time, your incisions will continue to heal, and your results will become more noticeable as swelling reduces. Our team will provide you with specific post-surgery instructions on how to properly care for your surgical areas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to recover from body contouring surgery?

Recovery from body contouring surgery can take anywhere from several weeks to several months.

What are the risks of body contouring surgery?

Some of the risks of body contouring surgery include bleeding, blood clots, scarring, infection, and fluid accumulation.

How painful is body contouring surgery?

Because anesthesia is used during the procedure, you won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery. After, you may feel some discomfort as the anesthesia wears off and you begin to heal but your surgeon will provide prescription pain medications to help.

Do you have to be a certain weight for body contouring?

Patients should have good overall health and at their ideal body weight. It is recommended that patient achieve weight loss first and are stable at their weight in order to achieve long lasting results.

How soon after body contouring do you see results?

You will likely start to see results 1-3 months after the surgery.

Silvia Kurtovic, MD & Raman Mahabir, MD

Board Certified Plastic Surgeons

At Tucson Plastic Surgery, we have a patient-centric approach that sets us apart from the rest. We take the time to really get to know you and your aesthetic goals during one-on-one conversations which help us to fully understand your motivations.

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