Author(s): Koller M, Schubhart S, Hintringer T
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Abstract BACKGROUND: Plastic surgery after massive weight loss remains a fast growing subspecialty. However, very few studies exist that investigate the quality of life and psychological outcome after body lift surgery. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients (25 females and 2 males) who had undergone bariatric surgery were scheduled for circumferential body lifting of the lower trunk. The patients, aged 21-58 years (mean = 39.9, SD = 10.9), underwent surgery in our department of plastic and reconstructive surgery between 2008 and 2010. All participants took part in two psychological examinations on a voluntary basis and completed the prospective pre-post study. RESULTS: Post-weight loss surgery improves the quality of life and body image. CONCLUSIONS: It is therefore an important part in the interdisciplinary treatment of the massive weight loss patient.
This article was published in Obes Surg
and referenced in Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy