The Impact of Body Contouring in Massive Weight Loss Patients and Urologic Outcomes

Many massively obese patients suffer from urinary incontinence.  The question then becomes as more and more of these patient’s getting body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasties, how does this effect their urinary incontinence?  Surveys pre and post body contouring were done in a series of 102 patients.  Of these patients 44 had preoperative urinary […]

Plastic Surgery and Obese Patients

It’s hard to listen to the news or read a paper where we don’t hear about the obesity epidemic all across America.  It is estimated that 69% of all U.S. adults are overweight and about 35% are obese  (they have a BMI above 30) We all know the risk factors with obesity.  How do […]

Thighplasty – The Risks Involved

As more and more people are requesting help for overweight conditions we are seeing more and more people coming in for body contouring procedures.  The most requested one is a tummy tuck but we are also seeing a nice rise in the number of people wanting a thigh lift.  A current multicenter trial involved […]

Brachioplasty Complications

More and more we see patients coming in requesting brachioplasty or arm lifts.  Usually these are people who have undergone bariatric surgery and have lost considerable  weight – some as much as 150 pounds or more.  An article reviewed 2294 patients in multiple centers, who underwent brachioplasty.  Most brachioplasty patients were older (above 50) […]

Massive Weight Loss and Thigh Lift

We are seeing more and more patients who undergo bariatric surgery to lose massive amounts of weight – and that they actually do.

Once they lose their 80, 90, or 150 lbs. they will need a body overhaul because of all the excess skin. One area that really shows the effects of weight loss are […]

Massive Weight Loss: What are the risks?

I do a lot of post bariatric surgery reconstruction as well as the same in people who lose massive amounts of weight the old fashion way – diet and exercise! We’re talking about people who lose more than 100 pounds.

A study done at the University of Texas hospital in Dallas found these patients were […]