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New Study Finds Post–Bariatric Plastic Surgery Improves Quality of Life
A new study concludes that body contouring surgery can improve the quality of life for post-bariatric-surgery patients. Dr. Goldberg comments on the results of this study and trends at his plastic surgery practice near Reston.
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The study, published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, was conducted by a team of Dutch physicians who scientifically measured the quality of life of a group of patients whom they followed for more than 7 years.
"What they found," Dr. Goldberg says, "is that the loose skin left after massive weight loss results in feelings of unattractiveness and embarrassment, which have a negative effect on the patient's quality of life."
While bariatric surgery is a valuable tool to combat morbid obesity, Dr. Goldberg points out that the resulting loose skin can lead to a new set of issues, including hygiene problems as well as physical and emotional discomfort. The study found that satisfaction with weight loss surgery decreased over time because of these.
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