Health & Care

Body Contouring

Body contouring is a form of cosmetic surgery suited to people who have lost a lot of weight quickly. When a person loses weight extremely quickly they will often end up with loose folds of excess skin. Whilst over time this can tighten up to some extent, if a person has lost a lot of weight their skin may never look normal again without surgery. The heavier you were the more likely you are to be left with loose skin in some area of the body.

How Body Contouring after Weight LossWorks

The Body Contouring process is relatively simple. A long incision is made and skin from either side of the incision is cut away and the incision is closed. The cut is made and stitched back up in a way that insures no ugly scar is left. Liposuction may also be used where required to ensure a smooth body shape.

Once the body has healed completely skin coverage will be normal again and it should stay that way without further surgery. The person will age in the same way as everyone else, so will eventually end up with the same wrinkles and loose skin everyone gets as they age.

Types of Body Contouring

There are many forms of body contouring surgery available. The phrase may be used to describe, facelifts, tummy tucks, neck lifts, thigh lifts, the removal of bingo wings and various kinds of breast surgery.

These surgeries are not isolated to those that have lost weight; they are popular amongst a wide population. They help to give people a new outline. It makes them look younger and fitter. However, the needs of those that have lost significant weight are likely to be specialised, requiring subtly different skills and techniques.

These surgeries are available throughout the UK.

If you know someone, who has already undergone the surgery you are considering having done it is well worth talking to him or her about his or her experience. They can tell you how they felt after the surgery and talk you through how long it takes to recover and aftercare.


Bodycraft Weight Loss offers the full range of body contouring surgeries. They have extensive experience of working with weight loss patients and offer good value for money.