The post-adjustable gastric band abdominoplasty.


Serious complications associated with post-laparoscopic adjustable gastric band (LAGB) abdominoplasty have been reported in the medical literature. Furthermore, others have noted aesthetic problems with closure of the umbilicus due to apparatus port proximity. Currently, no clinical protocol or formal industry guidance for LAGB apparatus management during abdominoplasty is available in the medical literature. In this article, the authors describe their procedure for safe LAGB apparatus management during abdominoplasty and illustrate key surgical principles by presenting unique cases from their series of 20 patients treated with this technique.

DOI: 10.1177/1090820X12450876

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@article{Wu2012ThePG, title={The post-adjustable gastric band abdominoplasty.}, author={Allan Y. Wu and John L Coon and Sergio Huerta and Alexandra Cond{\'e}-Green and David M. Morrow}, journal={Aesthetic surgery journal}, year={2012}, volume={32 5}, pages={634-46} }