Bariatric surgery induces massive weight loss, which results in global and complex skin deformities. Lower body lift procedure has become the gold standard for lower trunk reconstruction. The authors describe in this video the lipo-body lift technique in detail. The video is divided into 4 parts: part 1, indications and preoperative markings; part 2, posterior contouring; part 3, anterior contouring; and part 4, preoperative and postoperative results. Patient selection and technical key points of the technique are discussed. The lipo-body lift method is an important component of reconstructive strategies and should be widely offered to patients who experienced massive weight loss.
From the *Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital Sud, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
†INSERM U1236, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France
‡SITI Laboratory Rennes University Hospital, Rennes, France
§STROMAlab, UMR5273 CNRS/UPS/EFS - INSERM U1031, Rangueil Hospital, Toulouse, France
¶Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Rangueil Hospital, Toulouse, France
‖Department of Digestive Surgery, Rennes University Hospital, Rennes, France.
Published online 25 February 2019.
Received for publication November 16, 2018; accepted December 19, 2018.
Disclosure: The authors have no financial interest to declare in relation to the content of this article.
Nicolas Bertheuil, MD, PhD, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital Sud, 16 Boulevard de Bulgarie, 35200 Rennes, France, E-mail: email@example.com
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