Inflammation

, Volume 35, Issue 1, pp 316–320

C-Reactive Protein Decrease After Postbariatric Abdominoplasty

  • Wilson Cintra
  • Miguel Modolin
  • Joel Faintuch
  • Rolf Gemperli
  • Marcus C. Ferreira
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s10753-011-9321-9

Cite this article as:
Cintra, W., Modolin, M., Faintuch, J. et al. Inflammation (2012) 35: 316. doi:10.1007/s10753-011-9321-9

Abstract

In a prospective study, indices of glucose homeostasis, lipid profile, and systemic inflammation were monitored after an aesthetic abdominoplasty, aiming to scrutinize the possible metabolic benefits for abdominal fat removal. Premenopausal females with substantial weight loss (N = 40) undergoing circumferential abdominoplasty (index group, n = 20) or augmentation mammoplasty with mastopexy (controls, n = 20) were recruited. All of them originally underwent Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. Variables included BMI, white blood cell count, C-reactive protein, hemoglobin, total cholesterol and fractions, triglycerides, glucose, and HbA1c. Follow-up reached 20.3 ± 13.6 months for index cases and 29.5 ± 17.4 months for controls. The metabolic and inflammatory indices improved after the bariatric surgery. Subsequent monitoring indicated a stable body weight and biochemical profile in both groups. The exceptions were HDL cholesterol and C-reactive protein, which respectively increased and diminished after the abdominoplasty, consistent with an inflammatory and metabolic advantage for this operation. This is the first long-term study in a weight-stable population to point out such a pattern after abdominoplasty.

KEY WORDS

systemic inflammation microinflammation c-reactive protein subcutaneous fat abdominoplasty bariatric surgery weight loss glucose homeostasis lipid homeostasis 

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© Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wilson Cintra
    • 1
  • Miguel Modolin
    • 1
  • Joel Faintuch
    • 2
  • Rolf Gemperli
    • 1
  • Marcus C. Ferreira
    • 1
  1. 1.Plastic Surgery ServiceHospital das ClinicasSao PauloBrazil
  2. 2.Department of GastroenterologyHospital das ClinicasSao PauloBrazil

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