Body Contouring After Significant Weight Loss

Losing significant amounts of weight as a result of weight loss surgery, diet and exercise leads to exciting changes in health, outlook on life, and appearance. The Cedars-Sinai Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery specializes in body contouring procedures after such weight loss.

Body contouring surgery is ideally performed after a stable weight has been maintained for 2-6 months. This usually occurs 12-18 months after surgery, or once a Body Mass Index of 25-30 has been attained.1 We encourage patients to pursue body contouring surgery as an integral part of their weight loss program, as the final results can lead to better self esteem, body image and body function. The redundant skin and soft tissue can be contoured to fit your new body so you look and feel better.

The Cedars-Sinai Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery works in conjunction with the Cedars-Sinai Weight Loss Center bariatric surgeons and nutritionists to decide on the optimal time for body contouring surgery to achieve the best possible results. Our experts are all leaders in cutting-edge techniques for reconstructive body contouring surgery.

Once your weight has stabilized for 2-6 months after initial weight loss, you may schedule a consultation with one of our specialists at the Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. We will be happy to help you plan the best strategy to achieve your optimal weight loss outcome.

Joel Aronowitz, MDDavid Kulber, MD, FACSAndrew Cohen, MD
Lisa Cassileth, MDLeslie Stevens, MD 


Insurance for Body Contouring Surgery

Body contouring procedures are generally considered to be cosmetic by insurance plans, so they are not often not covered by most insurance plans.

1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons, "Practice Parameter for Surgical Treament of Skin Redundancy for Obese and Massive Weight Loss Patients".