With bariatric weight loss surgery on the rise like lap-band and gastric bypass, patients are losing weight rapidly, which can cause the skin to lose elasticity. The result is usually a lot of loose, sagging skin for the patient. Whether the patient lost his/her weight through diet and exercise or through bariatric surgery, there is an excellent method to rid the body of the unwanted excess skin. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) proves extremely successful in not only getting rid of the excess skin, but also tightening up the soft tissue. Weight loss patients who have an extreme amount of circumferential excess tissue may need a procedure called a belt lipectomy or body lift. Weight loss patients looking to remedy the problem of excess skin should not have a tummy tuck until their weight reaches a stable level. For more information on plastic surgery following weight loss, contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center.