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Reconstructive surgery is often needed after obesity surgery

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 09 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1022
  1. Chidi C Ekwobi (,
  2. Adam R Greenbaum, consultant
  1. 1Department of Plastic Surgery, St Thomas's Hospital, London SE1 7EH

Kral discusses the surgical management of obesity and the many benefits but did not mention post-bariatric reconstructive surgery.1 After bariatric surgery, patients usually experience a drastic loss of weight (50-70 kg is a common amount in our experience) over a very short period of time, for which the elasticity in their skin cannot compensate. …

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