The increasing incidence of morbid obesity suggests that the quantity of bariatric surgical procedures will continue to increase each year, as many patients who have experienced massive weight loss are left with functional and esthetic consequences as a result of residual, loose skin.

However, new research published in the International Journal of Surgery, July 2018, suggests that redundant skin with body contour irregularities and disfiguring appearance, which is the aftermath of fast loss of significant amount of fat in concomitant with suboptimal skin retraction.