Aesthetic Surgery After Massive Weight Loss

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Your patients have fought the weight loss battle and won. Assist them in the final phase of body contouring using this new book as your guide. This beautifully illustrated atlas comprehensively examines techniques for managing aesthetic issues of the face and neck, breast, abdomen, arms, and legs commonly facing patients after bariatric surgery. Over 85 color illustrations and 500 full-color photographs display operative techniques, pre-operative appearance, and post-operative results, making this text not only practical but invaluable.

• Examines the full range of aesthetic issues challenging the weight loss patient, providing coverage of the whole body in one book!
• Presents an entire chapter on total-body lifts and combining several procedures into a single operation.
• Includes key points boxes at the beginning of each chapter, making expert guidance easy to find.
• Discusses psychological and perioperative management issues particular to the weight-loss patient seeking body contour surgery.
• Uses 87 color surgical illustrations and 500 full color photographs to demonstrate techniques and the results you can offer patients.

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Description: Individuals who have had massive weight loss require a distinctive surgical approach for the aesthetic reshaping of their outer body. The authors have assembled a group of authors who are well versed in this area and are able to provide a creative yet practical approach to deal with this exceptional complex set of problems.
Purpose: The purpose is to address the desire of patients who have experienced massive weight loss to achieve a normal outer appearance. The book accomplishes this feat by reviewing surgical options and issues involved in these body restoring procedures.
Audience: The authors are practiced plastic surgeons in the weight loss reshaping arena. In that recontouring surgery is fraught with potential problems, it should only be undertaken by seasoned plastic surgeons. However, the information that this book serves up is appropriate for those wishing to learn about this subject with the eventual goal of taking on this complicated surgery.
Features: The color plates and photographs are positioned well for optimal didactic impact throughout this well written book. There is a suitable amount of overlap between the various authors, as would be expected from a subject that must cover multiple regions of the body for optimal corrective results. Weight loss must precede the corrective aesthetic procedures; hence, the prelude covers weight loss options and evaluation methods after weight loss. Ensuing chapters discuss the various personal approaches of the authors for the reshaping of breasts, abdomen, chest, back, face and the extremities. Key informational points are presented in each chapter as are the preparatory evaluation stages, operative methods, postoperative care, complications, and management recommendations. The before and after photographs afford the reader an opportunity to evaluate these methods from both an objective and subjective vantage point.
Assessment: In that obesity and massive weight loss is prevalent in our society, it behooves the surgeon who wishes to undertake weight loss reshaping procedures to know and to understand how to provide their patients state-of-the-art results. A reading of this book will bring these surgeons that much closer to achieving the desired results.
From the Publisher
"Bariatic surgery is gaining momentum and this book encompasses the essence of such surgery. It is well covered and the illustrations and photographs are of excellent quality." BMA Awards 2007
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416029526
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 11/16/2006
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Patient Evaluation
1. Evaluation of the Weight Loss Patient
2. Perioperative Management of the Weight Loss Patient

The Face and Neck
3. Approach to the Face and Neck after Weight Loss

The Breast
4. Approach to the Breast after Weight Loss

The Abdomen
5. Approach to the Abdomen after Weight Loss

The Back
6. Approach to the Lower Body after Weight Loss

The Upper and Lower Extremities
7. Approach to the Medial Thigh after Weight Loss
8. Approach to the Arm after Weight Loss

The Total Body Lift and Combined Procedures
9. Approach to the Total-Body Lift
10. Combined Procedures

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