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Study of the benefits after body contouring surgery at the univeristy hospital in Lille.
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PMID:  21741144     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: Cutting the excess of skin body contouring surgery in post-massive weight loss patients seems to only improve functional and aesthetic disorders. But other benefits can be determinated such as psychosocial effects. The first two are usually evaluated. The last two are rarely researched. The goal of this study is to evaluate the body contouring surgery benefits by comparing the satisfaction of the patients on these different fields. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-four patients with more that 30 kg's weight loss had a body contouring surgery at the university hospital in Lille between June 2004 and June 2008. Seventy-eight patients accepted to respond to a study on life quality improvements after body contouring surgery which evaluated aesthetic, functional, and psychosocial discomforts. The data were compared before and after the surgery to discover the improvements of the surgery on these discomforts. RESULTS: All the disconforts were clearly improved with the body contouring surgery. However, the improvements on physical discomforts seem to be somehow disappointing, not living up to the patients expectations. Exactly 52.5 % of the patients wanted an alternation of the morphology, while the scars seem to be well tolerated in 78.2 % of the cases. On the other hand, psychosocial discomforts were improved in ways not expected by the patients. Two new documentation were remarkable: a decrease of 56.7 % in the sense of feeling depressed and an improvement in finding a job after body contouring surgery. CONCLUSION: The psychosocial improvements represent the true benefits in the body contouring surgery.
T Gahagnon; P Guerreschi; F Pattou; V Martinot-Duquennoy
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-6
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annales de chirurgie plastique et esthetique     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1768-319X     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
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Created Date:  2011-7-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8305839     Medline TA:  Ann Chir Plast Esthet     Country:  -    
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Languages:  FRE     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Service de chirurgie plastique, hôpital Roger-Salengro, CHU de Lille, 2, avenue Oscar-Lambret, 59037 Lille cedex, France.
Vernacular Title:
Étude du service rendu de la chirurgie des séquelles d'amaigrissement au CHU de Lille.
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