Saturday, March 13, 2010

What Happens to the Loose Skin When You Lose A Lot of Weight?

The growing use and popularity of bariatric surgery has led to more and more people facing this exact dilemma. The weight is gone but the loose skin remains. After a weight loss of 50-60% of their body weight, patients are left with folds of skin on their abdomen, arms, thighs, and back. Body contouring through surgery is the only way to remove this excess tissue.

Source:Hurwitz, D.J.(2004). Single-Staged Total Body Lift After Massive Weight Loss
Annals of Plastic Surgery:52:5, 435-441.

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