Will I need a tummy tuck after weight loss surgery to fix loose skin?

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Everyone has loose skin after surgery. There will be different degrees of it, depending on your genes, age, weight and smoking status. Some people want a tummy tuck especially when their belly skin hangs down onto their thighs or they have breakdown in the flap of skin that hangs off the belly, called a pannus. 
Some people will require a tummy tuck after weight loss surgery to fix loose skin, and others won’t. The need for tummy tuck will be evaluated after you have lost all your excess weight. 

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