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Treating the abdominotorso region of the massive weight loss patient: an algorithmic approach.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18349666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There has been tremendous growth in the number of patients seeking body contouring procedures after massive weight loss. Most patients desire improvement of the abdominotorso region first. After massive weight loss, there is enormous variability of body proportions, and therefore there have been many surgical options proposed based on the quality of the skin, subcutaneous fat component, and location of the lax tissue. Each area needs to be assessed to see whether there is a significant lower abdominal component, an upper midline abdominal component, or contributions from the buttocks and flanks. An algorithm for treatment is presented to simplify the decision-making process. Patient examples are also shown to demonstrate the usefulness of the algorithm.
Steven G Wallach
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plastic and reconstructive surgery     Volume:  121     ISSN:  1529-4242     ISO Abbreviation:  Plast. Reconstr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2008 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-03-19     Completed Date:  2008-04-29     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:  1431-41     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / surgery*
Middle Aged
Preoperative Care
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / classification,  methods*
Subcutaneous Fat, Abdominal / surgery*
Weight Loss*

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