National commissioning guidelines: body contouring surgery after massive weight loss

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2014 Aug;67(8):1076-81. doi: 10.1016/j.bjps.2014.04.031. Epub 2014 May 10.


The guidelines for body contouring reconstructive surgery present an evidence-based guide for management of redundant tissue after massive weight loss. A standardised referral pathway to ensure safe and equitable patient care on the National Health Service (NHS) throughout England is recommended. A database of all patients for research purposes is suggested.

Keywords: Body contouring surgery; National guidance; National guidelines; Post bariatric surgery; Surgery after massive weight loss.

Publication types

  • Practice Guideline
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Bariatric Surgery*
  • Body Mass Index
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures / methods*
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures / standards
  • Humans
  • Referral and Consultation
  • United Kingdom
  • Weight Loss*