Navigation Links
Body Contouring Surgery Risk Rises with Increased Body Mass Index
Date:7/31/2008

Study reveals close correlation between degree of obesity and complications arising from popular aesthetic surgical procedure

NEW YORK, July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study investigating the relationship between complications of body contouring surgery and body mass index has confirmed an increase in the occurrence of such complications with worsening degree of obesity. Findings from the study are published in the July/August 2008 issue of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

In order to determine the degree of risk associated with obesity when undergoing body contouring surgery, a retrospective review was conducted of 129 patients who underwent a single body contouring procedure from 1993 and 2002. Patients were categorized based on their body mass index (BMI), clinical degree of being overweight, into groups including ideal (BMI <25), overweight (BMI 25-30), obese (BMI 31-35), morbidly obese (BMI 36-40), and severely morbidly obese (BMI >41). Complications were recorded into minor and major categories: minor complications included postoperative wound infection, or pockets of fluid (seroma) or blood (hematoma) in or around the wound; major complications included any wound requiring dressing changes, need for hospital readmission or prolonged admission, need for re-operation, or death.

Of the total number of patients, three of the ideal group experienced either minor or major complications, as compared to six in the overweight group; 10 in the obese group; eight in the morbidly obese group; and 22 in the severely morbidly obese group.

A statistically significant association was found between increasing BMI and an increased number of complications and poorer outcomes. Specifically, the percentage of complication increased as weight category increased. Minor complications increased from 3.3% in the ideal weight group to 46.9% in the severely morbidly obese group; major complications increased from 6.6% in the ideal weight group to 43.7% in the severely morbidly obese group.

An increasing number of patients are seeking out body contouring procedures such as thigh, buttock or upper arm lifts. According to ASAPS statistics, 368,313 body contouring procedures were performed in 2007.

"Because of rising demand for body contouring procedures, it is increasingly important for plastic surgeons to be cognizant of potential predictors of poor outcomes and/or complications that can arise as a result," said Donald Mackay, MD, a board certified plastic surgeon at Penn States' College of Medicine in Hershey, PA, and senior author of the study. "Obesity is a significant risk factor when considering operative procedures, particularly due to secondary conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, sleep apnea, cardiovascular disease, and poor healing, that generally accompany it."

Very few studies have looked at complication occurrence and its relationship with increasing body mass index.

"These findings lay the groundwork for establishing evidence based medicine guidelines to better assist us in evaluating patients for potential risk when considering these increasingly popular procedures, and in weighing those risks against the potential benefits in our varied patients," said Alan H. Gold, MD, President of ASAPS. "It is our responsibility as plastic surgeons to do everything possible to ensure the best and safest results for our patients."

About ASJ

The Aesthetic Surgery Journal is the peer-reviewed publication of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and is the most widely read clinical journal in the field of cosmetic surgery, with subscribers in more than 60 countries.

About ASAPS

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the leading organization of board-certified plastic surgeons specializing in cosmetic plastic surgery. ASAPS active-member plastic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. http://www.surgery.org


'/>"/>
SOURCE American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Independent Clinical Results Confirm Up to a 7-Centimeter Reduction in Body Circumference Using UltraShape(TM) Non-Invasive Fat Reduction and Body Contouring System
2. UltraShape(R) Non-Invasive Fat Reduction and Body Contouring Clinical Study Results Featured at American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery Meeting
3. Endoscopy Identified as Safe and Effective Method in Treating Common Complication of Gastric Bypass Surgery
4. Use it or Lose it: A New Theory About Preserving Erectile Function After Prostate Surgery
5. Four Analyses of Three-Year Clinical Data Suggest CYPHER(R) Sirolimus-Eluting Coronary Stent May Provide Alternative to Surgery for Patients with Multivessel Disease
6. Study Shows Plasma-Derived Human Thrombin Equivalent to Bovine Thrombin in Achieving Hemostasis in Surgery
7. BD Announces FDA 510(K) Submission of Rapid Molecular Test to Identify Patients Carrying Staph Superbug Prior to Surgery
8. Spine Institute of Louisiana Offers Cervical Spine Motion Preservation as an Alternative to Fusion Surgery
9. Anesiva Initiates New Phase 2 Trial of Adlea(TM) for Pain Relief Following Knee Replacement Surgery
10. Avastin Achieves Impressive Rate of Curative Surgery in Patients with Advanced Colorectal Cancer
11. Taxotere(R) (docetaxel) Granted FDA Approval to Treat Locally Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Prior to Chemoradiotherapy and Surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/30/2016)... LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com adds "Ulcerative Colitis ... with comprehensive information on the therapeutic development for ... stages, therapeutics assessment by drug target, mechanism of ... type, along with latest updates, and featured news ... involved in the therapeutic development for Ulcerative Colitis ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... India , May 27, 2016 ... the instances of hypertension is driving ambulatory blood pressure ... lose their elasticity and their ability to respond to ... pressure. This condition can lead to various cardiovascular disorders ... peripheral vascular disease. These diseases are growing in prevalence ...
(Date:5/27/2016)... 27, 2016 The healthcare sector ... insurance companies all falling under its umbrella.  A rather ... not often talked about, these healthcare companies are still ... is by far the largest consumer of ... Corp. (OTC: ADMD), Nutranomics Inc. (OTC: NNRX), KollagenX Corp. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/31/2016)... , ... May 31, 2016 , ... ... and numeral energies can describe personality traits in humans. Using presidential candidate Donald ... their name and vitality. , “AstroNumerology is not about adding numbers up,” ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... , ... May 31, 2016 , ... Interest is on ... screening tool and as an orthogonal tool for RNAi hit validation. A key reason ... specific guide RNAs—allows rapid generation of CRISPR RNA (crRNA) collections in arrayed formats. ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... In a recent interview on The ... on New Rochelle, NY-based WVOX (1460 AM), leading medical insurance advocate Adria ... the country’s “modern medical money maelstrom.” , During the interview with Mr. Feiner ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... May 31, 2016 , ... Advertising Age has ... statement solutions provider, for the tenth consecutive year as a Top 20 Marketing ... Age, and SourceLink ranked eighteenth in the “U.S. CRM/Direct Marketing Agency” category. ...
(Date:5/31/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Super Powder, a supplement produced by Prox Formulas for providing ... athletes, continues to transform the nutritional supplement industry by providing a safe, natural approach ... amino acids (BCAA), alkaline minerals, wheat grass, digestive enzymes, Omega 3’s, Vit D3, Vit ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):