North American Journal of Medical Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 301--305

Post-bariatric surgery satisfaction and body-contouring consideration after massive weight loss


Saleh M Aldaqal1, Ahmad M Makhdoum1, Ali M Turki1, Basim A Awan2, Osama A Samargandi2, Hytham Jamjom3 
1 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2 Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3 King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Saleh M Aldaqal
Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, King Abdulaziz University, P.O. Box: 80215, Jeddah 21589
Saudi Arabia

Background: Following a bariatric surgery and massive weight-loss, the outcome is usually sullied by consequences on the body«SQ»s contour and redundant skin. Aims: We aimed to record the frequency of contour irregularities and quantify patients«SQ» satisfaction with appearance and anticipations from body contouring surgery. Materials and Methods: The ethical committee at King Abdulaziz University Hospital approved the study, and patients were consented. A cross-sectional study targeting the post-bariatric patients from May 2011 to April 2012 was conducted at our hospital. We used post-massive weight loss Satisfaction Questionnaire. Results: The total numbers of patients were 64 (51 women and 13 men), of which 57 patients (89.2%) developed sagging skin. Most patients were dissatisfied with their appearance after weight loss. The most common zones were the upper arms (50%) and abdomen (45%). Considerably more women (36.2%) than men (24%) were dissatisfied with certain body areas. The most noticeable expectation of patients from body contouring surgery was improved cosmetic appearance (65.6%) and self-confidence (64.1%). More women (70.58%) than men (46.15%) expected a better cosmetic appearance after body contouring (P = 0.003). Conclusion: After bariatric surgery, sagging excess skin is an unsatisfactory problem. Therefore, body contouring surgery must be included in morbid obesity management.


How to cite this article:
Aldaqal SM, Makhdoum AM, Turki AM, Awan BA, Samargandi OA, Jamjom H. Post-bariatric surgery satisfaction and body-contouring consideration after massive weight loss.North Am J Med Sci 2013;5:301-305


How to cite this URL:
Aldaqal SM, Makhdoum AM, Turki AM, Awan BA, Samargandi OA, Jamjom H. Post-bariatric surgery satisfaction and body-contouring consideration after massive weight loss. North Am J Med Sci [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Oct 1 ];5:301-305
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