Surgical solutions to the problem of massive weight loss Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Bariatric Surgery
  • Obesity, Morbid
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Weight Loss

abstract

  • In response to the global rise in obesity, bariatric surgery has become increasingly more popular and successful. As a result, the demand for body contouring following massive weight loss is rapidly growing. Although bariatric procedures may produce impressive weight loss, people who achieve massive weight loss are often unhappy with the hanging folds of skin and subcutaneous tissue that remain. This review examines the nature of the post-bariatric deformity in each body region and briefly reviews common approaches to their treatment.

publication date

  • November 7, 2006

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4125663

PubMed ID

  • 17075971

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 6602

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 12

number

  • 41