Studies conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) have shown that patients who have undergone liposuction and/or tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) benefit greatly due to boost in self-esteem and better quality of life.
April’s issue of ‘Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’, carried details of the study that was conducted. The results of the study pave way for the conclusion that undergoing liposuction and tummy tuck surgeries give patients the best benefits in terms of quality of life, appearance and confidence. It has to be noted that these two cosmetic surgeries are popular regardless of the fact they take longer to fully heal than other cosmetic procedures. The long-term results are what patients are thrilled about!
The research was conducted by evaluating 360 patients, out of whom 60% underwent liposuction and 35% underwent liposuction in conjunction with the tummy tuck. The remainder underwent only the tummy tuck surgery. Here are the results:
86% felt that their self-esteem improved and 70% stated their quality of life improved following surgery. It gets better. The patients were asked to rate the outcome of the respective surgery on a scale of 10. The average satisfaction level was at 9 out of 10 for liposuction patients and 8 out of 10 for tummy tuck patients. Those who underwent both cosmetic procedures gave a rating of a 9.9 out of 10 (99%) for satisfaction.
This was one of the first studies that were conducted to assess patients’ quality of life after surgery. this is a very important factor in cosmetic surgery these days given the number of botched surgeries that take place on a fairly regular basis.
Let us know how your life has been different after surgery, as we’d love to hear from you.