Body contouring surgery decreases long-term weight regain following laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding: A matched retrospective cohort study

Itay Wiser, Eliezer Avinoah, Oren Ziv, Adam J. Parnass, Roni Averbuch Sagie, Lior Heller, Tali Friedman

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Abstract

Background Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) surgery is the safest yet least effective method for massive weight loss. Thirty to 50 percent of patients undergoing LAGB will regain part of their lost weight. Objective To evaluate the effect of body contouring plastic surgery (BCPS) following LAGB on long-term body mass index (BMI) control. Setting Department of Surgery A, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer-Sheva, Israel. Methods A retrospective cohort study of patients aged 18–50 years, who underwent LAGB surgery between 1997 and 2007, was performed. Out of 2405 patients undergoing LAGB during those years, 861 were excluded and 1544 were recruited by phone. The final group included 72 patients matched for age and gender. Long-term weight regain was evaluated and compared between a group of patients who underwent subsequent body contouring plastic surgery (LBCPS) and a group of LAGB only (LAGBO). Groups were matched for age, gender, and pre-operative body mass index (BMI). Results LBCPS (n = 18) had lower endpoint BMI and BMI regain percentage compared with LAGBO (n = 54) (24.64 ± 3.76 vs. 31.0 ± 7.2 kg/m2, p < 0.001; 13 ± 14% vs. 34± 31%. p < 0.001, respectively). BCPS had an independent strong protective effect for endpoint BMI regain over 25% and BMI ≥30 kg/m2 (HR = 0.19, p = 0.025; HR = 0.13, p = 0.046, respectively). Conclusion When compared with patients who did not undergo BCPS following LAGB, patients who underwent BCPS following LAGB had improved long-term BMI control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1490-1496
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Volume69
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2016

Keywords

  • Bariatric surgery
  • Body contouring
  • Body mass index
  • Gastric banding
  • Massive weight loss
  • Plastic surgery

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