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It's always thrilling to know that you're helping patients eliminate a cause of such significant pain, as well as physical and mental exhaustion.
DENVER, CO, January 29, 2015- Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Philippe Capraro will perform an extensive abdominal panniculectomy to remove a 50-to-100-pound panniculus from a Denver-area woman, a procedure which Dr. Capraro describes as "life-changing."
The patient, who has recently lost 80 pounds, still struggles with obesity and weighs approximately 375 pounds. The panniculus, which is a large, apron-shaped overhang of excess abdominal fat or tissue, is large enough in this patient's case that it prevents her from walking.
"This is the largest panniculus I have ever removed," Dr. Capraro said. "Fortunately, the panniculectomy will be able to achieve extraordinary results for our patient. In fact, she should be able to walk the very next day."
One of the Denver area's most-recognized and well-regarded plastic surgeons, Dr. Capraro has decades of unique experience with cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.
"It's always thrilling to know that you're helping patients eliminate a cause of such significant pain, as well as physical and mental exhaustion," Dr. Capraro said. "This panniculectomy is a perfect example of how plastic surgeons can use their art to do real good in the community."
For decades, Grossman Plastic Surgery has been an institution in the Denver region. Patients from around the country come to Grossman knowing that they will receive high-quality care from its experienced plastic surgeons.
"I am incredibly excited," the patient said. "My quality of life will be dramatically improved by this procedure, and I can't wait to see the results. I hope my story can help anyone who is suffering from obesity or depression."
For more information on this story or to arrange media coverage, please contact Grossman Plastic Surgery marketing director Hillary Gaiser at 303-320-5566 or through e-mail at HGaiser@beautifulme.com.
About Grossman Plastic Surgery
Grossman Plastic Surgery was founded in 1975 by Dr. John A. Grossman. Dr. Grossman and Dr. Capraro provide high-end cosmetic and reconstructive surgery from their surgical suites at the Rose Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.
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