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Recent News from Dr. Fowler & the Aloha Surgery Team.
All About the Abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck” - Dr. Fowler now performs the panniculectomy and abdominoplasty for post bariatric surgery patients. Many of my patients who have been successful with bariatric surgery have inquired about body contouring procedures. This term is fairly general, and refers to operations which are commonly cosmetic in nature, that help to shape the body back to its normal physiologic form.
Most commonly, patients ask about reducing the overhang of skin in the tummy area. There are two procedures that are commonly performed for improving the shape of the abdomen: the panniculectomy and the abdominoplasty.
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Not all obesity is the same and the treatment is based on a calculation called the “Body Mass Index (BMI)”. The BMI does not account for ethnic variability or physical conditioning, but it can provide a quick approximate guide.
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