Post-Bariatric Body Contouring
Along with the increase of obesity in the general population has come an increase in bariatric surgery for its control. Patients who successfully undergo massive weight loss and attain their ideal weight are often left with a new body that brings its own challenges. These patients have developed a moderate to severe amount of skin excess and laxity and are enthusiastic to begin the reconstructive process. They should be congratulated on their weight loss and taking steps to ensure their own health as well as counseled pre- and postoperatively through the process. Although the rate of minor wound complications can be frequent, the vast majority of patients are very happy and satisfied with their newly contoured bodies.
KeywordsBody contouring Massive weight loss Abdominoplasty Thighplasty Mastopexy Brachioplasty
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