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Bariatric and body-contouring surgery: a continuum of care for excess and lax skin.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17356449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Obesity continues to reach epidemic proportions in the United States, with more than 60% of Americans classified as obese. Correspondingly, the number of individuals undergoing bariatric surgery has increased dramatically. There are several bariatric procedures that may be performed, with laparoscopic adjusted gastric band (LABG) the newest. Following bariatric surgery and massive weight loss, patients may be left with problematic loose, hanging skin. The loose or redundant skin may occur on the abdomen, back, upper arms, and inner and outer thighs. Body-contouring surgery may be performed to correct the residual excess tissues. Prebariatric planning for plastic surgery to correct skin defects, as well as postoperative bariatric and body-contouring care, is discussed.
Helen B Zuelzer; Nancy G Baugh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic surgical nursing : official journal of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgical Nurses     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0741-5206     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast Surg Nurs     Publication Date:    2007 Jan-Mar
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-14     Completed Date:  2007-05-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403490     Medline TA:  Plast Surg Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-13; quiz 14-5     Citation Subset:  N    
Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, PO Box 980154, Richmond, VA 23298, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / surgery*
Bariatric Surgery*
Breast / surgery
Buttocks / surgery
Dietary Supplements
Postoperative Period
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods*
Skin / surgery*
Weight Loss
Wound Healing

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