Thursday, July 21, 2011

WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY - News from Dr. Brueck

Dr. Robert Brueck MD, Fort Myers plastic surgeon, blogs again about news in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Brueck is board certified and also comments on plastic surgery questions at

Another term used for weight loss surgery is bariatric surgery. Once someone loses 70lbs, 100lbs or more than 200 lbs they are left with a lot of excess skin. The areas affected by this excess skin may be abdomen, thighs, arms and face.

A recent survey was taken of 425 bariatric surgery patients with 252 patients responding. 74% of respondents wanted some type of body contouring operation. 53 patients (21%) underwent a total of 61 contouring procedures. In my practice, many of my patients will undergo more than one body contouring procedures at one time. For example, a patient may undergo a tummy tuck and a breast lift at the same time.

This survey found the #2 requested procedure was a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, followed by thigh lifts. In my experience, tummy tuck is #1 followed by some type of breast surgery and suction lipectomy of other areas. There is no question this is a growing area of cosmetic surgery.

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