Surgery is sometimes necessary to help manage problem areas that cannot be resolved with weight loss and exercise. Liposuction can remove fat from these localised areas, reshaping the body to give a smoother contour. However, it cannot address the problem of skin laxity or excess skin. Pregnancy and significant weight loss can leave behind unsightly loose and sagging skin. Body contouring procedures are performed to remove these areas of residual fat and excess skin, at the same tightening the tissues and giving the body a "lift". In addition, it can help to resolve some health issues like rashes from excessive skin folds, and improve self confidence when clothings fit better. More than one procedure may be required to achieve the result that you are looking for.