Venous thromboembolism in bariatric body contouring surgery

Maura Reinblatt, Michele A. Shermak

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Over the past decade, the number of bariatric surgeries has significantly increased. As a result of this trend, more patients are expected to present for body contouring procedures after massive weight loss [1]. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) estimated that over 350,000 body contouring procedures were performed in the United States in 2006, which is a 95% increase when compared to 2000 [2]. As a result, the plastic surgeons must be prepared to manage massive weight loss patients, to ensure patient safety and optimize surgical outcome in elective body contouring procedures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBody Contouring
Subtitle of host publicationArt, Science, and Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9783642026386
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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