BIG MEDICINE follows the personal stories of severely obese patients who turn to Houston’s Methodist Weight Management Center as a life-changing last resort. One of the most innovative bariatric surgery practices, Methodist adheres to a long-term, multidisciplinary approach that includes a plan for lifelong follow-up. In this episode, a panniculectomy is being performed to remove a 32lb pannus. To assist with the removal of the pannus, Dr.LoMonaco prefers using our Body Contouring retractor system because of it’s stability. In a case like this, handheld retractor blades and towel clamps are challenging to control and when used to hold heavy skin flaps for long periods of time, will cause fatigue. The Thompson Body Contouring System offers fatigue-free retraction and easier, controlled dissection.