325 results match your criteria Body Contouring Abdominoplasty

Defining the Role for Topically Administered Tranexamic Acid in Panniculectomy Surgery.

Aesthet Surg J Open Forum 2022 5;4:ojac033. Epub 2022 May 5.

Background: Abdominal panniculectomy after weight loss is a commonly performed procedure with high patient satisfaction yet continues to have a high post-operative complication profile. Several risk-reducing surgical approaches, such as preservation of Scarpa's fascia, use of tissue adhesives, and progressive tension suture techniques have been described. However, the use of tranexamic acid (TXA) has not been previously reported in panniculectomy surgery. Read More

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After weight loss, what skin removal procedure has the most effect using Body Q metrics?

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2022 May 5. Epub 2022 May 5.

Division for Plastic Surgery, Department of Trauma, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, University Hospital Muenster, Muenster, Germany; Department for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Institute for Muskuloskeletal Medicine, Westfaelische Wilhelms-University Muenster, Muenster, Germany; Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Fachklinik Hornheide, Muenster, Germany.

Background: Although postbariatric body contouring procedures have the ultimate goal of restoring quality of life, there currently exist minimal data assessing the effect of these procedures.

Objectives: To identify the most important body contouring procedure for quality of life (QoL).

Setting: University Hospital, Online Questionnaire, Germany. Read More

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Investigating the Safety of Multiple Body Contouring Procedures in Massive Weight Loss Patients.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 Jun 1. Epub 2022 Jun 1.

Department of Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, and Burn Management, Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Champollion Street, El-Khartoum Square, Azarita Medical Campus, Alexandria, 21111, Egypt.

Introduction: Deformities after massive weight loss are usually severe and affect many parts of the body, negatively impacting patients' social and intimate lives. A common request of patients after massive weight loss is to treat more than one anatomical area in one surgical procedure. Advantages include a single recovery period, lower surgical costs, and faster patient satisfaction. Read More

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Analgesic Effect of Ropivacaine Pumped in the Sub Rectus Abdominis Muscle Sheath after Abdominoplasty.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 May 5. Epub 2022 May 5.

Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, 100144, China.

Background: Abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure in plastic surgery. It removes excess skin and fat, tightens abdominal muscles and fascia, restores normal abdominal anatomy and reshapes the distorted abdominal contour. According to the statistics released annually by International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) in 2020, there are more than 900, 000 abdominal wall plastic surgeries performed every year worldwide. Read More

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[The effect of body mass index on outcome of body contouring surgeries].

Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2022 Mar 19;67(2):68-72. Epub 2022 Apr 19.

Service de chirurgie plastique, centre hospitalier d'Arras, 3, boulevard Georges-Besnier, 62000 Arras, France.

Background: The generalization of bariatric surgery interventions has led in recent years to an explosion in demand for body contouring surgeries. These operations can be followed by postoperative complications; and residual obesity, defined by a BMI≥30, is traditionally considered as a relative contraindication. The objective is to study the influence of a BMI≥30 on the risk of postoperative complications. Read More

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Deep venous thrombosis in a 41-year-old female with May-Thurner syndrome following abdominoplasty and medial thigh lift.

J Surg Case Rep 2022 Apr 18;2022(4):rjac175. Epub 2022 Apr 18.

Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA.

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is a feared occurrence following body contouring surgery as it can result in pulmonary embolism. Acute presentation can range from lower extremity edema and pain to being totally asymptomatic. Surgical literature reports reveal many risk factors for developing DVT, and surgeons must risk stratify their patients to best prevent this outcome. Read More

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[Lipoabdominoplasty in post-bariatric Surgery: a relevant Alternative to Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty?]

Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 2022 Apr 13;54(2):98-105. Epub 2022 Apr 13.

Sana Klinikum Hameln-Pyrmont, Plastische und Ästhetische Chirurgie, Handchirurgie.

Background: The number of bariatric procedures, and thus also the number of post-bariatric operations, has increased dramatically in recent years. Although long scars are common in post-bariatric surgery and accepted in favour of body shape reconstruction, we increasingly notice the wish for aesthetically pleasing results in addition to the desire for body contouring. In particular, Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty (FdL) is viewed critically by younger patients after massive weight loss due to the visible vertical scar. Read More

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Puboplasty as an integral step in massive weight loss abdominal contouring: a retrospective assessment of results, stability, and patients' satisfaction.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2022 Apr 10:1-9. Epub 2022 Apr 10.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Campus Bio-Medico of Rome University, Rome, Italy.

Ex-obese patients complain about abdomen and pubis deformities following massive weight loss, due to skin and soft tissue redundancy. Abdominoplasty is often the first corrective procedure performed, but residual mons pubis deformities may impair the final outcome, thus concomitant correction becomes necessary. Sixty patients were treated by the same surgeon between 2008 and 2018, 30 of them receiving only standard umbilical transposition abdominoplasty (A group), and 30 having concurrent monsplasty (AM group), namely skin excess removal, pubic suspension and skin redistribution following superolateral vectors, re-establishment of superficial fascia continuity, with or without liposuction. Read More

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The Male Abdominoplasty.

Clin Plast Surg 2022 Apr;49(2):285-291

Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital, 210 E 64th St, New York, NY 10065, USA; Lenox Hill Hospital, 100 E 77th St, New York, NY 10075, USA.

Although body contouring has long been considered a female-dominated market, growing popularity among men has led to shifting market focus. The increase in male body contouring surgery has been fueled by increased recognition of its safety and efficacy, decreased stigma via social media awareness, and increasing desire among men who seek to remain competitive in the workforce. The growth of bariatric surgery has only compounded such trends, with a growing population of men seeking excisional procedures following massive weight loss. Read More

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Acta Clin Croat 2022 Feb;60(3):548-551

1Zagreb University Hospital Centre, Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Zagreb, Croatia; 2University of Zagreb, School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia; 3Dr. Fran Mihaljević University Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Zagreb, Croatia; 4Zagreb University Hospital Centre, Department of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care, Zagreb, Croatia.

Abdominoplasty is one of the most popular aesthetic body contouring procedures. Seroma formation is the most common early complication after abdominoplasty. Usually, it resolves with punctions and seroma evacuation. Read More

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February 2022

Fragmented Fat Transfer for Massive Weight Loss Gluteal Contouring.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Mar;149(3):624-627

From the Division of Plastic Surgery, Botucatu Medical School, São Paulo State University.

Summary: A recently introduced novel fragmentation technique has made it possible to convert fat tissue from apronectomy into large-scale viable lipograft, providing a glimpse of an alternative to traditional liposuction and its harvesting limitations. The purpose of this study was to assess the initial clinical evidence on fragmented fat transfer to restore volume and enhance deflated gluteal contours in a sample of massive weight loss patients. The authors retrospectively reviewed medical records of 20 women who received autologous buttock fat grafts that were harvested and fragmented following belt lipectomies and/or fleur-de-lis abdominoplasties. Read More

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A Proposed Classification and Treatment Algorithm for Rectus Diastasis: A Prospective Study.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2022 Jan 18. Epub 2022 Jan 18.

Kosmesis Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, Central Clinic of Athens, Ethnikis Antistaseos 9-11, Chalandri, 15232, Athens, Greece.

Background: This study presents a classification system and treatment method to correct Rectus diastasis (RD) during abdominoplasty.

Materials And Methods: One hundred and sixty seven patients undergoing abdominoplasty were enrolled between April 2014 and January 2018. Forty-three patients did not present with RD and were excluded from the analysis. Read More

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January 2022

TULUA Male High-Definition Abdominoplasty.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2022 Jan;149(1):96-104

From the Universidad de Buenos Aires; Universidad del Valle; and Total Definer Research Group.

Background: Abdominoplasty is a surgical technique for body contouring that has been shown to improve the patient's quality of life. It has become more common among male patients, so clear differences between procedures for men and women have to be stated. The authors present their experience with high-definition lipoabdominoplasty with transverse plication in men. Read More

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January 2022

Safety Comparison of Abdominoplasty and Brazilian Butt Lift: What the Literature Tells Us.

Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 Dec;148(6):1270-1277

From Massachusetts General Hospital; the University of Texas School of Medicine; 4Beauty Aesthetic Institute for Plastic Surgery; Cirumed Clinic; the University of San Martin; Weymouth Hospital; and Swansea University Medical School.

Background: Although abdominoplasty is a mainstay of the plastic surgeon, the safety of the Brazilian butt lift (BBL) has been questioned, effectively being prohibited in some countries. The central rationale for the safety concern over the BBL stems from a publication stating a mortality rate of one in 3000. The question remains: What is the real safety of these procedures?

Methods: Focusing on mortality, literature searches were performed for BBL and for abdominoplasty. Read More

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December 2021

Abdominal Panniculectomy: An Analysis of Outcomes in 238 Consecutive Patients over 10 Years.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Nov 24;9(11):e3955. Epub 2021 Nov 24.

Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.

Panniculectomy is a commonly performed body contouring procedure to address skin laxity and its related complications. This study aimed to assess clinical outcomes of abdominal panniculectomy and identify predictors of complications at a tertiary academic healthcare center.

Methods: A retrospective review of patients who underwent panniculectomy between January 2010 and January 2020 at our institution was performed. Read More

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November 2021

Seromas: How to Prevent and Treat Them-a 20-Year Experience.

Aesthet Surg J 2022 04;42(5):497-504

Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA.

Seromas are a common complication in plastic surgery. In this article, the authors describe their approach to the prevention and treatment of seromas and include a discussion of the evolution of their techniques. They provide specific technical details for many body contouring operations, including abdominoplasty, belt lipectomy, brachioplasty, and thighplasty. Read More

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Progressive Tension Sutures Eliminate the Need for Drains in Body Contouring Surgery.

Aesthet Surg J 2022 02;42(3):NP191-NP192

Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA.

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February 2022

Abdominal Body Contouring: Does Body Mass Index Affect Clinical and Patient Reported Outcomes?

J Surg Res 2022 02 31;270:348-358. Epub 2021 Oct 31.

Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, PA. Electronic address:

Background: Obese individuals are thought to be higher risk for complications after excisional abdominal body contouring (EAC) due to co-morbidities and significant tissue resection.

Objectives: We comparatively analyzed EAC patients with Body Mass Index (BMI) ≥35 kg/m and BMI <35 kg/m to highlight key differences in clinical and patient-reported-outcomes (PROs).

Methods: Patients ≥18 years-old undergoing EAC by a single surgeon from 01/2018-01/2020 were identified and separated into cohorts based on BMI (<35 and ≥35 kg/m). Read More

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February 2022

Safety of body contouring surgery in an aging patient population.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2021 Oct 28:1-8. Epub 2021 Oct 28.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel.

The fastest-growing age group undergoing cosmetic procedures are those over age 60, i.e. the aging patient group. Read More

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October 2021

Fibrin Sealant Artiss Compared to Progressive Tension Sutures With Stratafix in the Management of Wound Drainage Following Post-Bariatric Body-Contouring Surgery.

Plast Surg (Oakv) 2021 Aug 21;29(3):146-152. Epub 2020 Jul 21.

Universitätsklinikum Leipzig, Klinik für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Plastische Chirurgie, Leipzig, Germany.

Background: Post-bariatric body-contouring surgery is one of the most rapidly growing areas in plastic surgery. One of the most common complications following post-bariatric body-contouring surgery is seroma. There are a number of approaches to reducing wound drainage and seroma formation. Read More

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[Reverse abdominoplasty in the presence of bi-subcostal scar: Technical note].

Ann Chir Plast Esthet 2021 Dec 15;66(6):481-485. Epub 2021 Sep 15.

Service de Chirurgie plastique, Hôpitaux universitaires de Strasbourg, 1, avenue Molière, 67200 Strasbourg, France.

Introduction: The presence of horizontal supraumbilical scars increases the risk of vascular complications after a large abdominoplasty. We present here a technique of abdominal dermolipectomy with umbilical transposition called « reverse », in the presence of a bi-subcostal scar.

Technical Note: The reverse abdominoplasty technique consists in uninserting the umbilicus, detaching the supra-umbilical and sub-umbilical soft tissues by assessing the existing bi-subcostal scar in order to pull the skin upwards, and to remove the supra-umbilical excess skin, before bringing the umbilicus back to its proper position. Read More

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December 2021

Surgical Management of Chronic Encapsulated Abdominal Wall Seroma 8 Years after Abdominoplasty.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Jul 20;9(7):e3697. Epub 2021 Jul 20.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, Ariz.

Seroma is a common complication of body-contouring surgery. Current literature focuses on prevention or initial management of seroma formation; however, no definitive evidence exists to guide management of chronic or recurrent seromas. We describe a case of a recurrent abdominal wall seroma following abdominoplasty. Read More

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Body Contouring in Massive Weight Loss Patients Receiving Venous Thromboembolism Chemoprophylaxis: A Systematic Review.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 Aug 13;9(8):e3746. Epub 2021 Aug 13.

Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) events are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in plastic surgery. Currently, there is no consensus regarding the use of VTE chemoprophylaxis in the context of the risk for bleeding following specific body contouring procedures. Furthermore, there is increasing popularity of these procedures in the massive weight loss (MWL) patient population, who may be at higher risk due to multiple risk factors. Read More

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Lipoabdominoplasty and the leptin hormone.

Ann Med Surg (Lond) 2021 Aug 28;68:102633. Epub 2021 Jul 28.

Department of General Surgery, Kashan University of Medical Sciences, Kashan, Iran.

Background: Obesity contributes to a chronic disease with lethal complications. Leptin as an adiponectin interacts with fat metabolism. Surgical extra fat resection is an interventional approach to control obesity. Read More

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The postpartum abdomen: psychology, surgery and quality of life.

Hernia 2021 08 26;25(4):939-950. Epub 2021 Jul 26.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, The London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London, W1G 6BW, England.

Purpose: The postpartum abdomen presents significant challenges to the surgeon. It is anatomically complex, with often substantial symptomatic divarication of the rectus abdominis, affecting all anterior abdominal wall layers. This may lead to profound functional sequelae, and often, of more importance to patients, a significant physical deformity. Read More

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Post-bariatric body contouring surgery: analysis of complications in 180 consecutive patients.

Rev Col Bras Cir 2021 19;48:e20202638. Epub 2021 Jul 19.

- Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo, Divisão de Cirurgia Plástica - São Paulo - SP - Brasil.

Introduction: bariatric surgery is the main treatment for cases of severe obesity and body contour surgery to correct body dysmorphia resulting from weight loss. However, these procedures are associated with a significant number of postoperative complications.

Objective: this study aims to analyze complications in post-bariatric patients undergoing body contour surgeries and correlating them with the age and BMI of these patients. Read More

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Health technology assessment through the six sigma approach in abdominoplasty: Scalpel vs electrosurgery.

Med Eng Phys 2021 07 28;93:27-34. Epub 2021 May 28.

Department of Public Health, University Hospital of Naples "Federico II", Naples, Italy.

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure conducted to reduce excess abdominal skin and fat and improve body contouring. Despite being commonly performed, it is associated with a risk of complications such as infection, seroma, haematoma and wound dehiscence. To reduce the incidence of complications, different methods are used to create the abdominal flap, i. Read More

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Fleur-de-lys abdominal body contouring surgery following massive weight loss.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 08 9;74(8):1931-1971. Epub 2021 Jun 9.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Hospital Sud, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France; INSERM U1236, University of Rennes 1, Rennes, France; SITI Laboratory, Rennes University Hospital, Rennes, France.

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Avoidance and Correction of Deformities in Body Contouring.

Semin Plast Surg 2021 May 8;35(2):110-118. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Division of Plastic Surgery, Michael E. DeBakey Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

Body contouring procedures are highly impactful because of their potential to improve a patient's quality of life. These procedures, particularly when performed on patients following massive weight loss, may require secondary intervention to treat residual contour abnormalities. Presently, there is a paucity of information in the literature detailing the avoidance and correction of body contouring deformities. Read More

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A New Surgical Approach to Body Contouring.

Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2021 May 24;9(5):e3540. Epub 2021 May 24.

Hospital General de México "Dr. Eduardo Liceaga," Pain Clinic Department, Mexico City, Mexico.

Background: The success of body contouring surgery will largely depend on the correct choice and performance of the technique, and utilization of the necessary scientific measures. Thus, this study sought to highlight the combination and evolution of the abdominoplasty-assisted liposuction technique, while individualizing each case for the patient's benefit.

Method: We present a series of 188 cases from the past 3 years (2017-2019), using our modification to the surgical technique: performing 360-degree liposuction first, and then abdominoplasty in the same surgical time. Read More

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