chapter  10
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Body image and body confidence

WithRatcliffe Denise

This chapter focuses on both the positive and challenging body image issues that often arise after bariatric surgery. Body image often improves after bariatric surgery, but it is important to proactively work at updating and enhancing this through using the strategies outlined in this chapter. The chapter also addresses specific post-surgery body image challenges such as the discrepancy between actual size versus perceived size and how to navigate difficulties coping with excess skin.