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Duodecim. 2012;128(24):2523-8.

[Plastic surgery needed after surgical treatment of obesity].

[Article in Finnish]


Surgical treatment of obesity often leads to rapid weight loss of a severely obese patient. Loose skin may transform into inconvenient folds that cause functional, social and health problems. Correction of the folds by plastic surgery can improve the quality of life. It is essential that a symptomatic patient is admitted to a plastic surgery evaluation at a stage when the weight has stabilized. In selecting the method and time for surgery, the patient's current weight and degree of disability will be considered. Safety of the operation is most important.

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