Introduction . Dyslipidemia like other chronic degenerative diseases is pandemic in Latin America and around the world. A lot of patients asking for body contouring surgery can be sick without knowing it. Objective . Observe the lipid profile of patients with dyslipidemia, before and three months after an abdominoplasty. Methods . Patients candidate to an abdominoplasty without morbid obesity were followed before and three months after the surgery. We compared the lipid profile, glucose, insulin, and HOMA (cardiovascular risk marker) before and three months after the surgery. We used Student's t test to compare the results. A P value less than 0.05 was considered as significant. Results . Twenty-six patients were observed before and after the surgery. At the third month, we found only statistical differences in LDL and triglyceride values ( P 0.04 and P 0.03). The rest of metabolic values did not reach statistical significance. Conclusion . In this group of patients with dyslipidemia, at the third month, only LDL and triglyceride values reached statistical significances. There is no significant change in glucose, insulin, HOMA, cholesterol, VLDL, or HDL.
Ramos-Gallardo, G., Pérez Verdin, A., Fuentes, M., Godínez Gutiérrez, S., Ambriz-Plascencia, A. R., González-García, I., … Jiménez Gutierrez, D. F. (2013). Effect of Abdominoplasty in the Lipid Profile of Patients with Dyslipidemia. Plastic Surgery International, 2013, 1–5. https://doi.org/10.1155/2013/861348