[Post-gastroplasty plastic surgery]

Rev Med Brux. 1996 Sep;17(4):244-7.
[Article in French]


Gastric volume modification by surgery (gastroplasty, gastric banding ...) is intended to improve health in patients presenting morbid obesity. However, consecutive cutaneous sequellae are always ungrateful and often particularly disabling. The treatment of these sequellae often necessitates plastic surgery correction. We present a series of 21 patients whose cutaneous sequellae secondary to gastroplasty were operated on after a mean loss of 42% of body mass index. Sixty-three anatomical sites were treated in 27 operative sessions without any general complication. The number of operative sessions was limited using a simultaneous multiple surgical team approach, which is particularly adapted to this type of patients. The local complications (11 cases) were minor (delays of healing, hematoma, seroma, abscess). Even though the final aesthetic appearance depended greatly on the preoperative situation, all the patients were satisfied with the results obtained.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Abdomen / surgery
  • Adult
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures*
  • Female
  • Gastroplasty*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Mammaplasty / methods
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications / surgery*
  • Surgery, Plastic / methods*