1. Nearly 60,000 body contouring procedures are performed annually.
2. Many post-bariatric body contouring patients have a malabsorptive state caused gastric bypass surgery.
3. The stress of major body contouring surgery will likely increase a body’s protein/calorie requirement by 20%.
4. Patients who get “dumping syndrome” after gastric bypass are more likely to have electrolyte & nutritional imbalance.
5. Normal protein requirements are about 1 gram/kg weight/day.