When a person loses a lot of weight, he gets rid of the fat, but can be left with a lot of loose skin. A procedure known as body contouring can get rid of that skin. "In this procedure, you're taking all the extra skin you can get out of there," said Dr. Paul Petty, a Mayo Clinic Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Petty has removed skin from his patients' necks, arms, legs, backs, buttocks and abdomen. "Lifts all those body surfaces into the position they would have been in, had they not gained the weight in the first place," said Petty. It is a major surgery, but, is considered safe. To find out more about this procedure go to www.medicaledge.org.