Will I be left with excess skin after weight loss surgery?

People that lose a large amount of weight are often left with large folds of excess skin; unfortunately this is a common by-product of losing a lot of weight and the chances are that you will have a lot of excess skin if you’ve lost a significant amount of weight. This skin can only be removed surgically; it will not disappear on its own. Surgery to remove excess skin usually takes the form of a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) as this is usually where the most skin is left. Other forms of body contouring may also be considered; the upper arms and back are also common sites of excess skin; contouring can help to remove excess skin and enhance the physical appearance of the body.

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