Archive for April, 2006

Star Jones Bleeding Episode Details

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Star Jones had a severe bleeding episode during cosmetic surgery recently. This was reportedly during just a breast lift. Details have now expanded the procedure to have included a tummy tuck following large weight loss. Bleeding with multiple large procedures makes much more sense than after a simple breast lift. Significant bleeding after conservative plastic surgery is virtually unheard of.

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132 pounds Removed in Marathon Tummy Tuck


MADRID, Spain — Spanish surgeons using cranes and ropes removed a 132-pound mass of fat and liquid from the abdomen of a middle-aged woman in the procedure known as a tummy tuck.

Francisco Javier Gabilondo, chief of plastic surgery at Hospital Cruces near the Basque city of Bilbao, said Friday the operation was “more spectacular than it was difficult.”

The nine-hour procedure was performed last week, and the name of the patient was not released. She is in her 50s.

MSN.com

This sounds like a pannus resection but the detail here is not-so-good. This kind of weight removal is almost unheard of in tummy tuck surgery in which most patients lose under five pounds. The operation is more of a contouring procedure for patients who have loose abdominal tissue rather than weight loss. News stories like this one make pre-op counseling longer than it should be.

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