Cosmetic surgery and

quality of life

Danilla S, Dominguez C, Cuevas P, Calderón ME, Rios MA, Andrades P, Benitez S, Erazo C, Shulz R, Al-Hamdani S, Sepúlveda S. The Body-QoL(®): Measuring patient-reported outcomes in body contouring surgery patients. Aesthetic Plast Surg. June 2014. 38(3):575-83.

Bensoussan JC, Bolton MA, Pi S, Powell-Hicks AL, Postolova A, Razani B, Reyes K, IsHak WW. Quality of life before and after cosmetic surgery. CNS Spectr. Aug 2014. 19(4):282-92.

Jabir S. Assessing Improvement in Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction following Body Contouring Surgery in Patients with Massive Weight Loss: A Critical Review of Outcome Measures Employed. Plast Surg Int. 1 July 2013. DOI: 10.1155/2013/515737

Reavey PL1Klassen AFCano SJMcCarthy CScott ARubin JPShermak MPusic ALMeasuring quality of life and patient satisfaction after body contouring: a systematic review of patient-reported outcome measures. Aesthet Surg J. 31 Sep 2011. (7):807-13. DOI: 10.1177/1090820X11417426.

Klassen AF1Cano SJScott AJohnson JPusic ALSatisfaction and quality-of-life issues in body contouring surgery patients: a qualitative study. Obes Surg. 2012 Oct;22(10):1527-34. DOI: 10.1007/s11695-012-0640-1.

Modarressi A1Balagué NHuber OChilcott MPittet-Cuénod BPlastic surgery after gastric bypass improves long-term quality of life. Obes Surg. 2013 Jan;23(1):24-30. DOI: 10.1007/s11695-012-0735-8.

Balagué N1Combescure CHuber OPittet-Cuénod BModarressi APlastic surgery improves long-term weight control after bariatric surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2013 Oct;132(4):826-33. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31829fe531.

Sarwer DBThompson JKMitchell JERubin JPPsychological considerations of the bariatric surgery patient undergoing body contouring surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008 Jun;121(6):423e-434e. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181772aa8.

van der Beek ES1Geenen Rde Heer FAvan der Molen ABvan Ramshorst BQuality of life long-term after body contouring surgery following bariatric surgery: sustained improvement after 7 years. Plast Reconstr Surg. 130(5):1133-9, Nov 2012. DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318267d51d.

Song AY1Rubin JPThomas VDudas JRMarra KGFernstrom MHBody image and quality of life in post massive weight loss body contouring patients. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2006 Sep;14(9):1626-36.



Litner, J.A. Rotenberg, B.W. Dennis, M. Adamson, P.A. Impact of cosmetic facial surgery on satisfaction with appearance and quality of life. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2008 Mar-Apr;10(2):79-83.

Liposuction and lipo

combination procedures

Swanson, E. Prospective Outcome study of 360 patients treated with liposuction, lipoabdominoplasty and abdominoplasty. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 129(4) Apr 2012: 965-978


Brown BC, McKenna SP, Siddhi K, McGrouther DA, Bayat A. The hidden cost of skin scars: quality of life after skin scarring. J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2008 Sep;61(9):1049-58.


Papadopoulos, N. M.D. Staffler, V. M.D.; Mirceva, V. M.D.; Henrich, G. PhD; Papadopoulos, O. M.D.; Kovacs, L. M.D.; Herschbach, P. PhD; Machens, H. M.D.; Biemer, E. M.D. Does Abdominoplasty Have a Positive Influence on Quality of Life, Self-Esteem,  and Emotional Stability? Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, June 2012: 20 (6) pg. 957e-962e [Article] DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e31824ecc2b


Cingi C, Songu M, Bal C. Outcomes research in rhinoplasty: body image and quality of life. Am J Rhinol Allergy 25(4):263-72011, Jul-Aug

Zojaji R, Keshavarzmanesh M, Arshadi HR, Mazloum Farsi Baf M, Esmaeelzadeh S. Quality of life in patients who underwent rhinoplasty. Facial Plast Surg. Oct 30, 2014. (5):593-6.

Günel C, Omurlu IK. The effect of rhinoplasty on psychosocial distress level and quality of life. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. Sep 14, 2014.

Cosmetic Surgery

and Sex Life

Mann, D. March 14, 2006, Cosmetic Surgery May Improve Your Sex Life Study shows. Link> Referencing Stofman, G.M. Aesthetic Surgery Journal, January/February 2006; vol 132: pp 1-7. Guy Stofman, MD, chief of plastic surgery, Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh; clinical assistant professor, of plastic surgery, University of Pittsburgh. Laurie A. Casas, MD, associate professor of surgery, Northwestern University and the Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago.Gail Saltz, MD, psychoanalyst, New York City

Breast Reduction and

quality of life

Kececi Y, Sir E, Gungor M. Patient-Reported Quality-of-Life Outcomes of Breast Reduction Evaluated with Generic Questionnaires and the Breast Reduction Assessed Severity Scale. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. Dec 18, 2014

Breast Reduction


Srinivasaiah, N. Iwuchukwu, O.C. Stanley, P.R. Hart, N.B. Platt, A.J. Drew, P.J. Risk factors for complications following breast reduction: results from a randomized control trial. Breast J. 2014 May-June. 20(3):274-8

Breastfeeding after

breast surgery

Michalopoulos, K. The Effects of Breast Augmentation Surgery on Future Ability to Lactate. Breast Journal 13(1):62-67, Jan-Feb 2007. Leeds University School of Medicine. Michalopoulos, Kostas.

Breast Surgery and

Self Esteem

Swanson E. Prospective Outcome Study Of 225 Cases Of Breast Augmentation. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery Vol. 131(5): 1158-66; May 2013

Alderman, A.K. Bauer, J. Fardo, D.  Abrahamse, P. Pusic A. Understanding the Effect of Breast Augmentation On Quality Of LifeProspective Analysis Using The Breast-Q. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 133(4): 787-95; Apr 2014.

Cariddi, M. Nadeau, M. Taghizadeh, M. Taylor, A. Analysis of satisfaction and well-being following breast reduction using a validated survey instrument: The BREAST-Q. Plastic reconstructive surgery 132(2) Aug 2013: 285-290

Rzepa, T. Grzesiak, W. Zaboski, D. Modrzejewski, A. Pastucha, M. Physical Attractiveness and Self Assessment Before and After Breast Augmentation Annals Plastic Surgery 2014 72(6); 618-24


Mirzabeigi MN1, Moore JH JrMericli AFBucciarelli PJandali SValerio ILStofman GMCurrent trends in vaginal labioplasty: a survey of plastic surgeons. Ann Plast Surg. 2012 Feb;68(2):125-34. DOI: 10.1097/SAP.0b013e31820d6867.

Sharp, G., Mattiske, J., Tiggeman, M. Predictors of Consideration of Labiaplasty: An Extension of the Tripartite Influence Model of Beauty Ideals, Psychology of Women Quarterly, September 11, 2014. DOI: 10.1177/0361684314549949

Liao, L-M., Michala, L., Creighton, S.M. Labial surgery for well women: a review of the literature BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 11 November 2009, 20-23

This paper showed that breast enlargement improved self-esteem, quality of life, met or exceeded expectations and almost all patients would repeat the surgery again.

This study showed breast surgery improved patient self esteem, quality of life, decreased physical symptoms after surgery, decreased breast self-consciousness and resulted in high patient satisfaction.


Mulholland, R. Stephen. Radio Frequency Energy for Non-invasive and Minimally Invasive Skin Tightening. Clinics in Plastic Surgery, 2011, Vol.38(3), pp.437-448


Jewell, M.L., Solish, N.J., Desilets, C.S.  Noninvasive Body Sculpting Technologies with an Emphasis on High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound.  Aesth Plast Surg 2011.

Jewell ML, et al. Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of a High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Device for Noninvasive Body Sculpting. Plast Reconstr Surg, 128(1), 253-62.

Fatemi A. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Effectively Reduces Adipose Tissue. Semin Cutan Med Surg., 28(4), 257-62.

Fatemi A, Kane M.A. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Effectively Reduces Waist Circumference by Ablating Adipose Tissue from the Abdomen and Flanks: A Retrospective Case Series. Aesthetic Plast Surg., 34(5), 577-82

Robinson, D.M. MD1, Kaminer, M.S. MD1, Baumann, L. MD2, Burns, A. J. MD3, Geronemus, R.G. MD4, Jewell, M. MD5, Lupin, M. MD6, Narurkar, V.A. MD, FAAD7, Struck, S.K. MD8, Elford, E.L. MS9, Hledik, J. PhD9, Jeffrey S. Dover, MD, FRCPC1. High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound for the Reduction of Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue Using Multiple Treatment Techniques. Presentation ASLMS 2013.



Freedman, B. M. Hydradermabrasion: an innovative modality for non-ablative facial rejuvenation Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology December 2008, Vol. 7, (4), pp. 275–280. DOI: 10.1111/j.1473-2165.2008.00406

Benefits of Vaser

(Vibration Amplification Sound Energy at Resonance) Liposuction

Nagy, M.W., Vanek Jr, P. F., A multicentre, prospective, randomised, single-blind controlled clinical trial comparing VASER-assisted lipoplasty and suction-assisted lipoplasty. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 129 (4) April 2012; 681e-689e

Thermal and


Weiss, R. M.D. The Sequential Combination of Thermage and Fraxel Treatments Results in Synergistic Improvements. Solta (2009).

Face and

Neck lifts

James M. R. MD Neck Rejuvenation Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2012;14(1):71

Friel, M.T. 1, Shaw, R.ETrovato, M.JOwsley, J.QThe measure of face-lift patient satisfaction: the Owsley Facelift Satisfaction Survey with a long-term follow-up study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jul;126(1):245-57. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181dbc2f0.



Zerbinati, N. et al. Microscopic and ultrastructural modifications of postmenopausal atrophic vaginal mucosa after fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment. Lasers in Medical Science. January 2015, Volume 30, Issue 1, pp. 429-436

Perino A. et al. Vulvo-vaginal atrophy: A new treatment modality using thermo-ablative fractional CO2 laser. Maturitas. Volume 80, Issue 3, March 2015, pp. 296–301

S.Salvatore , R. E.Nappi *, M.Parma , R.Chionna , F.Lagona , N.Zerbinati † , S.Ferrero ‡ , M.Origoni , M.Candiani and Leone Roberti Maggiore, U. A 12-week treatment with fractional CO2 laser for vulvovaginal atrophy: a pilot study.  CLIMACTERIC, 2014;17:1–7

S.Salvatore , R. E.Nappi *, M.Parma , R.Chionna , F.Lagona , N.Zerbinati † , S.Ferrero ‡ , M.Origoni , M.Candiani and Leone Roberti Maggiore, U. Microablative fractional CO2 laser improves dyspareunia related to vulvovaginal atrophy: a pilot study. Journal of Endometriosis Journal of Endometriosis and Pelvic Pain Disorders, 2014.

Zerbinati, N. Serati M. Origoni M. Candiani, M. Iannitti, T. Salvatore, S. Marotta, F. Calligaro, A. Microscopic and ultrastructural modifications of postmenopausal atrophic vaginal mucosa after fractional carbon dioxide laser treatment. Lasers Med Sci, 20 November, 2014. DOI: 10.1007/s10103-014-1677-2

Filippini, M. M.D. – Farinelli, M. M.D. Use of the MonaLisa Touch® Treatment on Cancer Patients. Gynaecological Endoscopy Functional Unit of the Republic of San Marino State Hospital, November 2014.

MonaLisa Touch and

Urinary Incontinence

Salvatore, S. Dr. Calligaro, A. Prof. Use of CO2 Laser Therapy against Vaginal Atrophy, Vaginal Laxity and Urinary Incontinence. DEKA White Paper. July 201

MonaLisa Touch and

Sexual Function

S.Salvatore , R. E.Nappi *, M.Parma , R.Chionna , F.Lagona , N.Zerbinati † , S.Ferrero ‡ , M.Origoni , M.Candiani and U. Leone Roberti Maggiore. Sexual function after fractional microablative C02 laser in women with vulvovaginal atrophy. CLIMACTERIC 2014;17:1–7



Iosif S.C. et al. Prevelance of genito-urinary symptoms in the late menopause. Acta Obstet Genycol Scand 1984; 63:257-