Bariatric surgery is increasingly being declared as a potential solution to our growing obesity epidemic. However, research tends to focus on the medical benefits of the procedure and little is known about its psychological impact on factors such as body image, particularly in the long term. Considering improving one’s appearance is often cited as a key motivator for patients undergoing bariatric surgery, Claire Hamlet explores whether this expectation for surgery can really be met.
Hamlet, C. (2017). Bariatric surgery and body image: A complex relationship in an obesogenic world. Journal of Aesthetic Nursing, 6(8), 429-431. https://doi.org/10.12968/joan.2017.6.8.429