Measuring Outcomes in Cosmetic Abdominoplasty Journal Articles uri icon

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  • The BODY-Q is a condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure that enables a comprehensive assessment of outcomes that are specific to patients undergoing body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty. The BODY-Q scales were designed to be responsive to the effects of abdominoplasty on health-related quality of life and appearance outcomes. The BODY-Q covers a range of content domains, and the independently functioning scales enable surgeons to tailor the BODY-Q to their needs. The application of the BODY-Q in cosmetic clinics internationally may give rise to better understanding of abdominoplasty outcomes and optimize the care delivered to patients undergoing these procedures.


  • de Vries, Claire EE
  • Klassen, Anne
  • Hoogbergen, Maarten M
  • Alderman, Amy K
  • Pusic, Andrea L

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  • July 2020