Skin changes and manifestations associated with the treatment of obesity

Jordan Rosen, Evan Darwin, Sara Moradi Tuchayi, Lilit Garibyan, Gil Yosipovitch

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In light of the increasing prevalence of obesity, a large proportion of patients are taking weight loss medications or undergoing weight loss procedures. The typical paradigm for treating obesity begins with lifestyle interventions and progresses to medical treatments, and when nonsurgical interventions have failed, procedural techniques are considered. The effect of these interventions on the skin and dermatologic conditions has not been reviewed in depth. Herein, we review the impact of weight loss on pre-existing dermatologic conditions, as well as the development of novel skin changes and consequences of redundant skin after these interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1059-1069
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Nov 2019


  • bariatric surgery
  • cryolipolysis
  • dermatology
  • liposuction
  • obesity
  • redundant skin
  • skin changes
  • weight loss
  • weight loss medications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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