Effects of reduction mammoplasty on metabolic profile and body weight.

Sarıcı M., Demirseren M., Durgun M., Ceran C., Yenidunya M. O.

Aesthetic plastic surgery, vol.35, pp.995-9, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-011-9719-7
  • Journal Name: Aesthetic plastic surgery
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.995-9
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: No


Advanced studies on adipose tissue have established that subcutaneous adipose tissue acts as an endocrine organ to help maintain homeostasis. Based on this information, many plastic surgeons have evaluated the metabolic effects of liposuction because liposuction is the most common surgical procedure in plastic surgery. Liposuction removes a substantial amount of subcutaneous fat from a specific area of the body. Mammoplasty is another procedure that removes a large amount of subcutaneous fat. In this study, the metabolic effects of reduction mammoplasty were evaluated with hemogram, blood glucose, lipid profile, insulin, and insulin resistance tests before and after surgery.