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Clin Plast Surg. 2019 Jan;46(1):115-122. doi: 10.1016/j.cps.2018.08.013. Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Common Complications and Management After Massive Weight Loss Patient Safety in Plastic Surgery.

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1
Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, 3380 Boulevard of the Allies, Suite 180, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
2
Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, 3380 Boulevard of the Allies, Suite 180, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. Electronic address: gusenoffa@upmc.edu.

Abstract

This article discusses strategies to prevent and manage the most common complications seen in body contouring surgery. General approaches to avoidance and treatment of these complications are addressed, including wound dehiscence, delayed wound healing, seroma, hematoma, infections of the surgical or remote sites, lymphedema, suture extrusion, and fat necrosis. Procedure-specific complications and pearls to avoiding complications in these cases are presented. Difficult problems, such as management of the disappointed patient, also are discussed.

KEYWORDS:

Body contouring; Complications; Management; Massive weight loss; Plastic surgery; Prevention

PMID:
30447823
DOI:
10.1016/j.cps.2018.08.013
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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