Your healthy diet and regular exercise program may help you maintain a stable weight, but normal changes in your body over time may result in a change in proportions and curves that can affect your body image and self-confidence. Further weight loss and exercise may not successfully reshape these problem areas. Body contouring performed by our board-certified plastic surgeons can help patients “reshape” their body by removing fat or skin that has lost its elasticity. Areas treated by body contouring include the neck, upper arms, female and male breasts, abdomen, flanks, back, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, and ankles. Depending on certain factors, such as the extent of surgery needed and surgeon’s preference, it is not uncommon for massive weight loss patients to have multiple operations performed in stages. In such cases, the waiting period between surgeries ranges from weeks to several months or longer.