A recent study by Poulsen et al. in the April 2016 issue of PRS Global Open sought to explore patient expectations in terms of appearance, quality of life, and experience of care in the setting of both bariatric and body contouring surgery. For this review, our focus will be on expectations regarding body contouring surgery. Interviews were conducted on patients in the United States and Canada who previously underwent body contouring surgery. Patients were asked to discuss their expectations with respect to their appearance, quality of life, and experience of care before and after body contouring surgery. These patient responses were then analyzed systematically.