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Letters Body recontouring after bariatric surgery

Guidelines on body recontouring after bariatric surgery are available

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 05 February 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h426
  1. Jonathan A Dunne, specialist trainee year 4 registrar in plastic surgery1,
  2. Richard Welbourn, consultant upper gastrointestinal surgeon2,
  3. Mark Soldin, consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon1
  1. 1St George’s Hospital, London SW17 0QT, UK
  2. 2Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton TA1 5DA, UK
  1. jonathan.a.dunne{at}

Bucknor and colleagues rightly state that recently updated National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines for management of obesity did not include reconstructive body contouring surgery after massive weight loss.1 However, NICE accredited national commissioning guidelines for such surgery were published in 2014, to standardise referrals and avoid …

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