Thighplasty after bariatric surgery: evaluation of lymphatic drainage in lower extremities.

@article{Moreno2008ThighplastyAB,
  title={Thighplasty after bariatric surgery: evaluation of lymphatic drainage in lower extremities.},
  author={Cristina Hachul Moreno and Henrique Jorge Guedes Neto and Am{\'e}rico Helene Junior and Carlos Alberto Malheiros},
  journal={Obesity surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={18 9},
  pages={1160-4}
}
BACKGROUND Bariatric surgery for morbid obesity achieves an accentuated weight loss, with skin and soft tissue redundancy in some corporal segments, including the thighs. The thigh lift is a plastic surgery that improves this redundant tissue in the medial thigh area, but this surgical procedure may have complications, such as inferior migration of the scar, delayed wound healing, vulvar distortion, and lymphatic system alterations. METHODS To evaluate the effect of the thighplasty on the… CONTINUE READING
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