gastric-bypass.jpgGastric bypass surgery performed on persons with obesity works well, but its does not end there. After undergoing this stomach shrinking operation, the saggy skin which enclosed the excess fat now leans over loosely…. leading to folds and finally making a bad appearance. Thus to remove this excess skin you need to go under knife again. Although the follow-up surgery to remove excess skin is technically not complicated according to Sioux Valley Clinic plastic surgeon, Dr. Rif'At Hussain the surgery can require more time on the table, a longer recovery time and costs more than the original operation. And many times insurance companies wont pay for skin-loss surgery, he explains. Some patients may need several operations on their arms or thighs, and that process, like weight loss itself, can take months or even years.