Truncal body contouring surgery in the massive weight loss patient

Al S. Aly, Albert E. Cram, Claudette Heddens

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Body contouring of massive weight loss patients is the latest frontier in plastic surgery. It is important to become familiar with the presentation of these patients and with the delineation and effective treatment of their deformities. Because they usually present with circumferential excess, circumferential belt lipectomy treats their truncal contour as a unit. This article details the preoperative work-up, intraoperative technique, and postoperative course for the belt-lipectomy patient. Results and how to predict them are discussed. Complications are enumerated and suggestions offered for avoiding them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-624
Number of pages14
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number4 SPEC. ISS.
StatePublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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