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Quality of Life and Body Image After Circumferential Body Lifting of the Lower Trunk: a Prospective Clinical Trial.
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PMID:  23338048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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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.
Authors:
Matthias Koller; Silvia Schubhart; Thomas Hintringer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1708-0428     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9106714     Medline TA:  Obes Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Plastic Surgery, Sisters of Mercy Hospital Linz, Seilerstaette 4, 4010, Linz, Austria, koller_matthias@hotmail.com.
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