Concepts and Techniques in Postbariatric Body Contouring: A Primer for the Internist

Following weight loss after bariatric surgery, many people seek body contouring to help with troublesome excess skin. The care of these patients frequently involves a primary practitioner. Understanding the basic concepts of body contouring can help patients with these disorders. We review commonly performed body-contouring procedures that treat excess skin of the abdomen, arms, and thighs in the patient experiencing massive weight loss postbariatric procedures. Key concepts and techniques are highlighted with visual aids to help with understanding.

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