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Dramatic weight loss after metabolic surgery sometimes has an unwanted side effect -- loose skin that hides the results of the weight loss surgery.
At Duke, our skilled team of plastic surgeons offer body contouring to remove unwanted deposits of fat and skin and to smooth the appearance of the body. We offer a number of different procedures including abdominoplasty, lower body lift, arm lift, and more.
Body contouring procedures improve a person's body image after massive weight loss and have been linked to long-term stable weight and quality of life improvements as well.
Duke plastic surgeons understand the complications that can arise from body contouring procedures that occur after weight loss surgery, and we work to minimize those complications as much as possible.
Patients must wait a year after metabolic surgery to have a body contouring procedure. This ensures that the body is metabolically stable and reduces the risk of complications.
Our surgeons are trained to recognize when your body is metabolically sound and work to create a surgical plan that suits your specific needs. Body contouring procedures are often staged, taking place over a one- or two-year period of time.
Our doctors work with you throughout the entire process to closely monitor your health and the results of surgery.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke plastic surgeon.
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