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  • Body contouring is a type of surgery that may be carried out after major weight loss. 
  • The surgery removes sagging skin and extra fat and improves the shape and tone of underlying tissue.
  • Body contouring is often performed in stages and may take months or even years to complete.
  • Body contouring will not stop your skin from sagging if you gain and lose a large amount of weight in the future.
  • Talk with your medical practitioner about the risks and benefits of body contouring and what results you can expect.

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Reviewed on: 04-10-2022