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Serving Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Big Island, Dr. Steven Fowler is proud to be designated Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence by the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS).

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Tummy-Tuck-AlohaSurgery 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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Understanding Obesity

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.


< 20 under weight
20-24.9 healthy weight
25-29.9 over weight
30-34.9 obesity
35-39.9 severe obesity
40-49.9 morbid obesity
> 50 super morbid obesity

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