People tend to seek plastic surgeries and other types of surgeries that can help them look better. This is done at extreme cases, where obesity or physical features can be leading to complications or diseases. One main common surgery is well-known as the tummy tuck which is used to decrease the volume of the stomach and in turn, will lower the intake of food by the patient which will help them lose weight. However, this surgery has a lot of complications that can cause infections inside the body and may lead to cancer at worst states.
A recent study conducted by a team of researchers was able to provide a new way to help decreasing complications when the surgery is applied. The study was featured in the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
This study suggests that obese patients are more likely to not face any complications compared to non-obese patients respectively. The lead author of the study is Laurence Glickman who is a member Surgeon at ASPS and at Long Island Plastic Surgical Group, Garden City, NY. His study included the use of 82 patients as the primary samples. 21 of these were classified as obese according to a certain IBM value he calculated, while the rest were not considered obese.
Dr. Glickman commented on the findings saying, “Many surgeons elect not to perform abdominoplasty on patients with a high BMI, fearing an increased risk of perioperative complications.”