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Plastic Surgery Following Weight Loss

  • Dennis Hurwitz

Abstract

Minimally invasive gastrointestinal bypass surgery for morbid obesity is being successfully applied at the University of Pittsburgh Bariatric Center (1). With over 1000 patients treated last year, the demand for body contouring has skyrocketed. Following massive weight loss, these patients develop disheartening changes in body contour with repulsive hanging skin and bizarre rolls of skin and fat. In the course of achieving extraordinary weight loss and alleviation of comorbidities, successful bariatric surgery creates these problems that diminish patients’ quality of life. Our Bariatric Center clinical staff anticipates these issues and encourages completion of rehabilitation through skilled body contouring surgery.

Keywords

Body Contour Massive Weight Loss Medial Thigh Redundant Skin Skin Laxity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dennis Hurwitz
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical SchoolPittsburghUSA

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