Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting After Massive Weight Loss

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A unique and complete guidepost for any plastic surgeon who is treating patients in this dramatically-increasing population. - Aesthetic Surgery Journal

Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting after Massive Weight Loss provides uniquely comprehensive coverage of a variety of state-of-the-art surgical body modification procedures for the patient who has overcome obesity.

The text begins with an introduction to the particular physiologic and psychological implications of massive weight loss, including the effects on nutrition, anesthesia, pain control, and psychology, and a review of the current techniques utilized in bariatric surgery. The sections that follow feature concise descriptions and full-color illustrations that guide readers through each region of the body, from the face and neck, through the breasts, arms and mid-abdomen, to the back and thighs. Expert authors from around the world, many of whom are the innovators of the procedure they describe, offer multiple surgical options for each anatomic region in order to give readers the opportunity to choose the optimal approach for their specific patient.


  • More than 450 full-color illustrations demonstrate preoperative appearances, operative techniques, and postoperative outcomes
  • An accompanying DVD contains 17 narrated videos — over one hour of footage — of actual procedures as performed by the authors
  • Detailed discussion of safety considerations, as well as how to recognize and treat surgical complications
  • Practical tips on how to handle anesthesia concerns and pain control
  • Valuable information on nutrition and the psychiatric management of eating disorders

With obesity on the rise and the marked increase in bariatric procedures over the past decade, this highly relevant reference is essential reading for every practicing plastic and reconstructive surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and weight loss physician, as well as for all residents or fellows in the field.

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Description: This book covers the most performed body reduction procedures following significant weight loss due to diet or, more commonly, bariatric surgery. It is a well-crafted book accompanied by a DVD demonstrating surgical interventions.
Purpose: With the plethora of surgeries performed for obesity, the number of patients seeking body recontouring has dramatically increased, necessitating books such as this one. The purpose is to present comprehensive information and didactic illustrations on the DVD that offer readers multiple approaches to many of these surgeries.
Audience: The book is intended for surgeons who perform body contouring procedures for this group of patients. Residents in both plastic and general surgery will be able to use this as a reference for both weight loss and the subsequent remodeling of the body to deal with these alterations.
Features: The initial sections delve into the psychological and physiological implications of massive weight loss. Bariatric surgery is clarified, in that the weight loss that follows this intervention is the keystone upon which the contouring is based. Next, chapters describe the surgical procedures necessary to reshape the body. The areas of concern are the mid-abdomen, breasts, arms, back, thigh, face, and neck. The multiple authors present a multitude of approaches to these anatomic areas, which offers readers a variety of options. Charts, graphs, photos, and diagrams within each chapter enhance the descriptions. The accompanying DVD demonstrates many surgical procedures, significantly clarifying and expanding upon the written text.
Assessment: Although one might imagine an encyclopedia as a set of books, this single volume encompasses the field of body contouring procedures and serves as an excellent reference.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604062465
  • Publisher: Thieme
  • Publication date: 11/9/2010
  • Pages: 338
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Chief Medical Executive; Chairman, Department of SurgeryChief, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Pocono Health Systems; Clinical Professor of Surgery; The Commonwealth Medical College, Scranton, PA; Voluntary Faculty and Attending Surgeon; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY; Private Practice, New York, NY, USA

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