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Volume 2008, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0253-8253
  • E-ISSN: 2227-0426

Abstract

To determine whether morbid obesity increased morbidity in abdominoplasty 200 mostly female patients (100 patients morbidly obese and 100 overweight and obese) were studied but showed no statistically significant difference in the complication rate between the two categories nor between them and the international rate of complication of dermolipectomy in non-obese patients although co-morbid diseases did increase the risk of complications. It is concluded that morbid obesity should not preclude abdominoplasty, that patients do benefit, especially obese patients who are unable to lose weight following dieting or even gastric banding. surgery.

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Keyword(s): Abdominoplasty , Morbid Obesity and Overweight
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