Your Health: Body Contouring
For some people, bariatric surgery can lead to dramatic weight loss, but it can also leave excess skin that may produce irritation and infection. In body contouring, a plastic surgeon removes the excess skin and helps restore the body's shape. It's a procedure that some 42,000 people undergo each year in the United States.
In this interview, University of Maryland plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Bluebond-Langner discusses body contouring as part of the massive weight-loss process, including what parts of the body can be contoured, and what options are available.