The whole aim of bariatric surgery is weight loss and usually the more the better. Inevitably in some people this will lead to a surplus of stretched skin that may lead to further problems and a desire for reduction. In many cases losing this extra skin contributes to the final psychological lift to the patients self esteem or is needed to resolve skin infection problems.
How likely this occurs depends on:
Just like after pregnancy, some women can regain their skin tone better than others without much residual stretched skin.
Usually plastic surgery is delayed until 6-12 months has elapsed and until the weight loss has plateaued
The types of skin reduction surgery performed includes: