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Weight loss surgery as systems engineering [Geek Life]

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Plastic surgeon Gary Horndeski's new surgical techniques decrease appetite - Gary Horndeski was early into his plastic surgery practice in the 1990s when he noticed that his tummy tuck patients continued to lose excess fat and maintain their new weights without trying. He says he might have shrugged it off as a coincidence if it weren't for his engineering background. Instead, he speculated that a person's satiety could be controlled by additional intra-abdominal pressure.

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:48 ,  Issue: 7 )