Abdominoplasty and Its Effect on Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Mental Health

Abdominoplasty and Its Effect on Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Mental Health

Author Azevedo de Brito, Maria Jose Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Nahas, Fabio Xerfan Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Barbosa, Marcus Vinicius Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Dini, Gal Moreira Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kimura, Alexandro Kenji Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Farah, Andréia Bufoni Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Ferreira, Lydia Masako Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract The impact of abdominoplasty on the quality of life of abdominoplasty patients was assessed 1- and 6-months postoperatively. Forty women aged 25 to 60 years were divided into study group (25 patients who underwent abdominoplasty) and waiting-list control group (15 patients). Three questionnaires (Body Shape Questionnaire [BSQ], Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale [RSE/UNIFESP], and Short Form 36 Health Survey Questionnaire [SF-36]) were administered to the study group (preoperatively, 1- and 6-months postoperatively) and control group (on 2 occasions 6 months apart). A significant positive impact on body image, self-esteem, and mental health was found 1- and 6-months postoperatively. Significant differences were observed in role physical, role emotional, and vitality 1-month postoperatively. in the control group, significant differences were found for vitality. There was a significant improvement in Comparative perception of body image (6-month assessment) in the study group compared with controls. Abdominoplasty improved body image, self-esteem, and mental health.
Keywords abdominal wall
plastic surgery
quality of life
mental health
body image
self concept
Language English
Date 2010-07-01
Published in Annals of Plastic Surgery. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 65, n. 1, p. 5-10, 2010.
ISSN 0148-7043 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 5-10
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0b013e3181bc30f7
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000279246300004
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/32698

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