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Your Guide to body contouring surgery after weight loss

BAPRAS - The Voice of Plastic Surgery

Patients seeking body contouring surgery after massive weight loss have many physical symptoms because of their excess skin and fat, leading to recurrent skin infections, restrictions in normal day-to-day activities, and poor psychological wellbeing. Surgery to remove the excess skin and fat can improve significantly a patient’s quality of life, and should not be thought of as just cosmetic surgery.

This booklet explains to patients who are thinking about body contouring surgery and their families what the treatment involves, including the recovery time, its likely benefits, what risks there are and how to minimise those risks. As it can be difficult to take on board all the necessary information about such surgery at a consultation, reading this booklet will help you to think more about what you are told, and may answer any questions you might have.

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