Increased Intraoperative Bleeding in Patients Undergoing Abdominoplasty After Gastroplasty Is Not Due to Coagulopathy or Vascular Anatomical Changes

  • Luís Ricardo Martinhão SoutoEmail author


Abdominoplasties performed in patients that have previously undergone bariatric surgery, with great secondary weight loss, present high levels of intra- and postoperative complications. Among these complications, the most “feared” one is certainly the increased bleeding observed in these patients when compared with patients who never presented history of obesity.

Specific papers of international literature show that this major bleeding observed while performing abdominoplasty in these “ex-obese” patients is not due to vascular tissular/anatomic alterations or changes in blood coagulation (hemostasis) and point to the real cause of this “dreaded” complication.


Bariatric Surgery Major Bleeding Partial Thromboplastin Time Massive Weight Loss Blood Coagulation Factor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic SurgerySchool of Medical Sciences, Universidade de Marília (UNIMAR)MaríliaBrazil

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