Too overweight for reconstruction?


Question from Darlbel: Can you be too overweight for reconstructive surgery?
Answers - Carolyn Chang Absolutely. You can be too overweight to have surgery safely done, period. For instance, a belly flap would have a much higher rate of complications in an obese patient.

On Wednesday, April 20, 2005, our Ask-the-Expert Online Conference was called Reconstruction and Safe, Sexy CosmeticsCarolyn C. Chang, M.D., Anna-Dee Rinehart, S.C.S., and moderator Lillie Shockney, R.N., B.S., M.A.S. answered your questions about reconstructive surgery and safe, sexy cosmetics.

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