Abdominoplasty or body contouring procedures are common following gastric bypass surgery such as roux-y gastric bypass and sleeve gastrectomy. After patients have lost weight and their weight has stabilized, they are candidates for body contouring procedures.
The abdominoplasty helps to restore the contour to the abdominal wall that is traditionally lost following weight gain. Often, when patients lose weight, they have excess skin which can be bothersome. The excess skin is often a reminder that they would like to get rid of. Patient satisfaction is high following body contouring procedures.