Marc J. Elkowitz, M.D., F.A.C.S - Harry H. Intsiful, M.D., F.A.C.S - Sophie Bartsich, M.D., F.A.C.S
Aksana Jensen, Aesthetician
Surgery after Weight Loss
Body contouring may also be used to remove large amounts of excess skin for patients who have undergone large volume weight loss. Large folds of extra skin can cause physical discomfort, poor cosmetic appearance, and even infections. Understanding the degree of stretch and loss of elasticity in these cases is crucial to achieving the desired result and a lasting effect. Appropriate nutrition, wound care, and postoperative management are also important to maximize success.