Browsing by Subject "Lower body contouring surgery"

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  • Pajula, Susanna; Gissler, Mika; Kaijomaa, Marja; Jyränki, Janne; Tukiainen, Erkki; Koljonen, Virve (2021)
    Background: Obesity in fertile age women has increased worldwide leading to increased bariatric procedures. Lower body contouring surgery (LBCS) is one of the most commonly performed esthetic operations, mainly owing to massive weight loss. However, there is a paucity of data regarding pregnancy and delivery after LBCS. In this study, we examined whether LBCS influences pregnancy or delivery and mother and baby outcome. Methods: In this national registry-based study, we used data from the Finnish Institute of Health and Welfare and the Causes of Death registry. We included fertile age women, from 18 to 54 years who had LBCS with or without a bariatric procedure and who experienced pregnancy and delivery were compared to all deliveries in Finland during 1999-2016. Results: We identified 92 women who had LBCS before delivery. These 92 women had planned cesarean sections more often (P Conclusion: Pregnancy and delivery are safe for the mother and the baby after LBCS. The possible deviations from normal pregnancy and delivery should be discussed with fertile age women seeking LBCS. (C) 2020 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.