Discussion of One-Stage Combined Postbariatric Surgery: A Series of 248 Procedures in 55 Cases
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With the recognition of the complex and intertwined nature of surgery to correct deformity after massive weight loss (MWL), the need for thorough planning, organization for multiple operations during a single session has become routine . Improved execution, convenience, economics and/or patient preference led me to single-stage high-quality surgical rehabilitation averaging 8 h in a series of 59 patients . Single-stage total body lift, however, has never gained broad acceptance as cosmetic plastic surgeons rarely team up. Additionally, MWL patients are a high-risk patient population, and the purported benefits did not measure up to increased case morbidity.
Nevertheless, this discussant remains faithful to the principle...
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