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Will I need reconstructive surgery?

Due to experiencing significant weight loss over a relatively short period of time, bariatric surgery patients are often left with excessive amounts of hanging skin. This excess skin can create a multitude of problems such as daily hygiene concerns and finding clothes that fit properly.

Reconstructive surgery is not required after a weight loss procedure; however, many patients begin to consider it as their health improves. We recommend waiting at least 12-18 months after gastric sleeve surgery to consider reconstructive surgery.

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