Does body contouring after bariatric weight loss enhance quality of life? A systematic review of QOL studies

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Title: Does body contouring after bariatric weight loss enhance quality of life? A systematic review of QOL studies
Authors: Toma, T
Harling, L
Athanasiou, T
Darzi, A
Ashrafian, H
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: Massive weight loss following bariatric surgery can result in excess tissue, manifesting as large areas of redundant skin that can be managed by body contouring surgery. This study aims to quantify the effects of body contouring surgery on indicators of quality of life in post-bariatric patients. A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature revealed on indices of quality of life in post-bariatric patients, before and after body contouring surgery. Body contouring surgery resulted in statistically significant improvements in physical functioning, psychological wellbeing and social functioning, as well as a reduction in BMI. Body contouring surgery offers a strategy to improve quality of life in patients suffering from the functional and psychosocial consequences of excess skin after bariatric surgery.
Issue Date: 2-Aug-2018
Date of Acceptance: 1-Aug-2018
ISSN: 0960-8923
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Journal / Book Title: Obesity Surgery
Copyright Statement: © 2018 The Author(s). This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
Keywords: Bariatric
Body contouring
Plastic surgery
Quality of life
1103 Clinical Sciences
1117 Public Health And Health Services
Publication Status: Published online
Conference Place: United States
Online Publication Date: 2018-08-02
Appears in Collections:Division of Surgery
Faculty of Medicine

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