CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Indian J Plast Surg 2011; 44(01): 014-020
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1699475
Review Article
Association of Plastic Surgeons of India

Body contouring following massive weight loss

Vijay Langer
Department of Surgery and Plastic Surgery, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra, India
,
Amitabh Singh
1  Department of Plastic Surgery, Fortis Hospital, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi, India
,
Al S. Aly
2  Department of Plastic Surgery, University of California Irvine, Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute, Orange, California, USA
,
Albert E. Cram
3  Dept of Plastic Surgery, Iowa City Plastic Surgery, Iowa City, Iowa, USA.
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Publication History

Publication Date:
31 December 2019 (online)

ABSTRACT

Obesity is a global disease with epidemic proportions. Bariatric surgery or modified lifestyles go a long way in mitigating the vast weight gain. Patients following these interventions usually undergo massive weight loss. This results in redundant tissues in various parts of the body. Loose skin causes increased morbidity and psychological trauma. This demands various body contouring procedures that are usually excisional. These procedures are complex and part of a painstaking process that needs a committed patient and an industrious plastic surgeon. As complications in these patients can be quite frequent, both the patient and the surgeon need to be aware and willing to deal with them.

 
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