Have you ever grabbed a handful of belly fat and thought: I’d be so much happier if this didn’t exist? No? Good for you. Yes? You aren’t alone. It turns out that ridding your body of excess belly fat directly affects your self-esteem, which we have reported before, but recent research continues to tout in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
The research found that people who underwent cosmetic liposuction and/or had a tummy tuck report significant improvement in their quality of life post procedure. Eighty-five percent of the participants were women and the average age of the patients was 42 with the self-esteem assessment taken four months after surgery.
Overall, 86 percent of patients reported an improved sense of self-esteem after surgery. About 70 percent reported improved quality of life.
The “quality of life” assessment is an increasingly important focus measure of effectiveness for all types of medical and surgical treatments and many journals are starting to research the correlation.
Have you ever had liposuction or a tummy tuck? How has it affected you life?
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