Before you have bariatric body contouring, you’ll need to be at your goal weight and be able to maintain it. If you lose more weight, new pockets of sagging skin and fat can develop. If you regain it, stretch marks and scarring will likely develop. Reaching and maintaining your goal weight can help avoid this.
Your surgeon will tell you when you can safely begin body-contouring surgery. Body contouring often involves many steps and multiple surgeries. It can take months and sometimes years to complete. But like your weight-loss journey, it can yield successful, long-term results.