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Research Article, Prensa Med Argent Vol: 104 Issue: 2

The Art and Science beyond Body Contouring A Solution for Massive Weight Loss Patients

Francesco Simonacci*, Nicolò Bertozzi, Michele Pio Grieco and Edoardo Raposio

Department of Medicine and Surgery, Plastic Surgery Division, University of Parma, Parma, Italy and the Cutaneous, Mininvasive, Regenerative and Plastic Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital, Parma, Italy

*Corresponding Author : Francesco Simonacci, MD
Department of Medicine and Surgery, Plastic Surgery Division, Cutaneous, Regenerative, Mininvasive and Plastic Surgery Unit, Parma University and Maggiore Hospital, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]

Received: January 19, 2018 Accepted: February 06, 2018 Published: February 18, 2018

Citation: Simonacci F, Bertozzi N, Grieco MP, Raposio E (2018) The Art and Science beyond Body Contouring A Solution for Massive Weight Loss Patients. Prensa Med Argent 104:2. doi: 10.4172/0032-745X.1000282

Abstract

The massive weight loss often resulted in an excess of loose skin mainly in the abdomen, upper arms, thighs, chest, back, and laterally on the back. Consequently, most patients sought for a solution, provided by the plastic surgery through the body-contouring surgery. Abdominoplasty, arm lift, tight lift, breast lift, and liposuction are all body contouring procedures that aim to reshape the patients’ body. Furthermore, body-contouring surgery can improve the patients’ physical discomfort in daily life, also helping in the maintenance of normal BMI (body mass index) in formerly obese patients, thus having a positive aesthetic and psychosocial outcome. A key component of body contouring after massive weight loss is managing patient expectations. Understanding the risks of body contouring’s procedures is important for patient counseling and the informed consent process. The goal of this study was to perform a literature review concerning the indication, surgical technique, outcomes and complications of body-contouring surgery.

Keywords: Body-contouring surgery; Abdominoplasty; Brachioplasty; Liposuction; Thighplasty

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