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Pearls and perils of caring for the postbariatric body contouring patient.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23018720     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Postbariatric body contouring surgery has grown in prevalence, mirroring the ascent of weight loss surgery. With the rise in prevalence of this subset of plastic surgery procedures, we are gaining wisdom about technique, safety, and outcomes associated with this patient population. The pearls of patient management include discussion about characteristics specific to massive weight loss patients, patient preparation for surgery, intraoperative safety measures, markings, surgical options in a landscape of scars, management of the total body lift, volumetric augmentation, and postoperative care. The aim of this review is to share these pearls and pitfalls to assist in patient management and in optimization of outcomes.
Michele A Shermak
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  130     ISSN:  1529-4242     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-28     Completed Date:  2012-12-14     Revised Date:  2014-10-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1306050     Medline TA:  Plast Reconstr Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  585e-596e     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bariatric Surgery / methods,  rehabilitation*
Body Mass Index
Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
Postoperative Care / methods
Postoperative Complications / physiopathology
Quality of Life*
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / adverse effects,  methods*
Risk Assessment
Treatment Outcome

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