Life after surgery
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Will I have sagging skin after losing weight by surgery?

After surgery, you will lose a substantial amount of weight. Because of this weight loss some areas of the skin may start to sag (around the tummy, under the arms and thighs, and breasts). This will depend on your age and the amount of weight you lose.

This sagging skin can be removed by plastic surgery. Opting for plastic surgery is a matter of choice.1

Consult your bariatric surgeon to clarify any concerns you may have about surgery.

Disclaimer: Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider.

Ref: 1. Bariatric Surgery Frequently Asked Questions. [Internet] NHS trust. [cited 2015 Sapt 16] Available from: