Reply to “The Assessment of a Predictive Risk and a Decrease Postoperative Complication Following Body Contouring Surgery after Massive Weight Loss”

  • Simone Corrêa Rosa
  • Jefferson Lessa Soares de MacedoEmail author
  • Lucas Ribeiro Canedo
  • Luiz Augusto Casulari
Letter to Editor/LED Reply

First of all, abdominoplasty performed in patients who had previously undergone gastroplasty is increasingly common, resulting in improved body contour and self-esteem. Complications of abdominoplasty in patients after gastroplasty are much more common than complications with the same procedure performed in patients with no history of obesity [1].

To date, it seems necessary and essential to report the results of surgical techniques in terms of predictive factors for complications and also to present a functional assessment including the benefits that abdominoplasty brings to the quality of life of patients following massive weight loss [2].

In the field of body-contouring surgery, the abdomen is the location with which postbariatric patients are most dissatisfied. It also seems necessary to improve knowledge about predictive factors for complications in patients undergoing abdominoplasty to achieve better patient management following massive weight loss [1, 2].

Regarding the...



We would like to thank the authors for their interest in our paper and their valuable comments and discussion.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Post-Graduation Course in Health SciencesUniversity of BrasíliaBrasíliaBrazil
  2. 2.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgeryAsa Norte Regional HospitalBrasíliaBrazil
  3. 3.Superior School of Health Sciences/FEPECSBrasíliaBrazil

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