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Panniculus Removal On Obese
The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more
Does a panniculectomy remove fat as well as skin? I have a grade 2 abdominal panniculus. I am having a panniculectomy in two months and was wondering if this procedure removes fat as well as skin, or if it mainly just removes the skin. Can i expect any we
Yes both are removed: An abdominal panniculectomy removes both excess skin and fat from the abdomen. The fat removed is between the skin and abdominal muscles, but not fat deep to the tummy muscles. Sometimes liposuction may be added to contour the abdomen as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Sometimes when the abdominal wall is bigger it can make certain procedures more diificult to do. ...Read more
Would a surgery for large-scale removal of adipose tissue in obese individuals ever be viable, or even theoretically possible?
Fat removal: Not likely. Your fat contains receptors for a number of hormones and chemical signals. It would be unwise to remove those from your body. Also, it would not remove the fat from the organs in the abdominal cavity (like the liver for instance). So no, i don't see that becoming a cure for obesity. It would be purely cosmetic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: It is done routinely.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can removal of all the colon except for a foot in the future cause obesity and low function of the gallbladder?
Small portion: Obesity is the product of many factors including genetics. Beginning at the cell level, moving to the familial, community, cultural, social, and national levels. The tremendous uptick in obesity rates is certainly not the product of altered genetics but rather an overall societal trends towards enormous portion sizes, high fat & sugary foods, and decreased physical activity. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Overfeeding/ diet: The contributors to infant obesity are diverse.Assuming a babies sucking behavior means hunger rather than self comfort.Teaching baby to eat rather than fuss(invalidating their feelings & training them to be hungry instead)equating feeding with loving.Rewards based on high calorie foods. Families with patterns of overnutrition who fail to recognize it for infants.Etc.Etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Make life changes: The only solution to obesity is to cut back on calories. Adding in physical activity will help & you may want to talk to dr about surgery. Set a goal to lose 5% of your body weight to start with as this can have significant health benefits. Cut out any beverage with added sugar, cut back on fats esp. Trans fat, track your calories daily and try choosemyplate.Gov as one tracking platform. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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