A recent government report has predicted that the incidence of obesity within the UK is set to rise. If the current trends continue then it is estimated that more than 12 million adults and one million children will be obese by 2010. Bariatric surgery is a relatively new and effective method for dealing with morbid obesity producing long term rapid weight loss. The number of bariatric procedures performed within the UK is forecast to rise and this will generate a population of patients who will require body contouring surgery.
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Published online: April 05, 2007
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