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November 23, 2011 - Cairo, Egypt - Surgical markings on a patient’s body delineate cutlines for the abdominoplasty operation, and the area where liposuction will be performed. Dr. Khaled Gawdat will performed an abdominoplasty procedure on a female patient who had a bariatric surgery 3 years ago and lost 250 pounds in an operating room of an hospital in Cairo. Dr. Gawdat is an Egyptian surgeon who has extensive experience in obesity operations and post weight loss plastic surgery. About one third of the obese or morbidly obese patients will need plastic surgery to remove excessive or redundant skin after major weight loss. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus