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Nips & Tucks After Weight Loss

Learn about body contouring and find out if it's right for you.

Andrea Markowitz, Ph.D.

HealthKey.com contributor

June 1, 2010

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If you have sagging skin due to extreme and rapid weight loss—for example, following gastric bypass surgery—you may want to consider body contouring surgery to help you reduce, tighten, reshape and tone the excess flab and fat.

What is Body Contouring?

What You Can Expect

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, it can take more than two years for your body contouring procedure to reach the expected results; and maintaining your new shape requires getting regular exercise and following a sensible diet. Consult with your plastic surgeon to determine which body contour surgeries, if any, are appropriate for you.

For more information visitPlastic Surgery Review DocShop.com the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.