Anaemia and iron deficiency are common complications following post-bariatric abdominoplasty. Given the low oral absorbability of iron resulting from bariatric surgery, it has been hypothesised that postoperative intravenously administered iron supplementation could be used to treat anaemia and to prevent the development of iron deficiency in these patients.
Montano-Pedroso, J. C., Garcia, E. B., Novo, N. F., Veiga, D. F., & Ferreira, L. M. (2016). Postoperative intravenously administered iron sucrose versus postoperative orally administered iron to treat post-bariatric abdominoplasty anaemia (ISAPA): The study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13063-016-1300-x