Facial contouring in the postbariatric surgery patient

Anthony P. Sclafani, Vikas Mehta

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Abstract

Although the overall goal of bariatric surgery is massive weight loss, the same degree of fat reduction is not always desirable in the facial and cervical regions. The loss of cervicofacial fat often leaves the patient with noticeable soft tissue volume deficiencies and skin laxity. These postbariatric changes result in a hollowed, prematurely aged appearance. Preoperative evaluation, technique, and postoperative care are discussed. The midfacial and perioral volume loss is easily correctable with injectable fillers. The excess skin laxity can be fixed using the modified rhytidectomy technique.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Subtitle of host publicationArt and Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Pages463-470
Number of pages8
Volume9783642178382
ISBN (Electronic)9783642178382
ISBN (Print)3642178375, 9783642178375
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Sclafani, A. P., & Mehta, V. (2012). Facial contouring in the postbariatric surgery patient. In Advanced Surgical Facial Rejuvenation: Art and Clinical Practice (Vol. 9783642178382, pp. 463-470). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-17838-2_41