Body contouring procedures for massive weight loss patients and their complications

Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. 2011 Jun;33(3):232-4. doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2011.03.004.


An increasing number of patients require body contouring procedures after massive weight loss. Body contouring can bring better quality of life and increase their satisfaction towards weight loss procedures. However, due to the special body status after massive weight loss, the complications of body contouring can be high. This article briefly describes body contouring procedures and summarizes their indications and complications.

MeSH terms

  • Bariatric Surgery / methods
  • Humans
  • Obesity, Morbid / surgery*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / adverse effects
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*
  • Postoperative Complications* / prevention & control