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Letters NICE on overweight and obesity

Need for guidelines on body recontouring after bariatric surgery

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 16 December 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g7637
  1. Alexandra Bucknor, core surgical trainee1,
  2. Chidi Ekwobi, fellow in plastic surgery2
  1. 1Thoracic Surgery Department, Guy’s Hospital, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, London SE1 9RT, UK
  2. 2Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
  1. alexandrabucknor{at}

Stegenga and colleagues’ summary of the recently updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance on management of overweight and obesity, including the role of bariatric surgery, proved an interesting read.1 However, there was little discussion of body recontouring after bariatric surgery.

The massive weight loss accompanying bariatric surgery can lead to the development of …

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