J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2020 Dec 26. Epub 2020 Dec 26.
Department of Health and Social Management, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland; Department of Plastic Surgery, Eira Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.
Background: Due to lack of validated body contouring-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments, the outcomes of abdominoplasty after massive weight loss have been evaluated rather rarely and mainly using generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments. The aim of the current study was to examine, using body contouring-specific (BODY-Q) and generic (15D) HRQoL instruments, the HRQoL, and key factors related to HRQoL among patients having undergone massive weight loss and abdominoplasty.
Methods: Altogether 52 patients who underwent abdominoplasty due to massive weight loss completed the BODY-Q and the 15D HRQoL instruments. Read More