Body contouring is a procedure that alters the shape of different areas of the body. Often this type of procedure is done after massive weight loss, and requires a series of procedures to eliminate or reduce excess skin and fat that does not change with diet or exercise. Body contouring can be performed on multiple areas of the body, including the torso, arms, chest and thighs.
Body contouring can be a very gratifying surgery after massive weight loss if there is a significant amount of excess skin. Recovery is two to four weeks depending on how many areas are treated surgically.
Due to the skin excess removal, some incisional scarring will occur after this type of surgery.