291 results match your criteria Body Contouring Abdominoplasty

US Public's Perceptions of Online Before and After Transformation Photos.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 Apr 13. Epub 2021 Apr 13.

chief of the division of plastic surgery, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV.

Background: While many plastic surgeons seek to optimize their online presence and reach a broader patient base, no studies have evaluated the general public's perceptions of one of the most valued informational tools: transformation photos.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to evaluate the general public's preferences for viewing transformation photos online.

Methods: Respondents representative of the US public, crowdsourced through Amazon Mechanical Turk, answered a survey assessing perceptions of the posting of before-and-after photos. Read More

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Post-bariatric Abdominoplasty: Identification of Risk Factors for Complications.

Obes Surg 2021 Apr 2. Epub 2021 Apr 2.

Department of Bariatric & Post-Bariatric Surgery, AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV, Ruddershove 10, 8000, Brugge, Belgium.

Purpose: The aim was to evaluate the complication rate after abdominoplasty procedures performed in a high volume post-bariatric center and to identify predictors of complications.

Material And Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed and included all abdominoplasty procedures performed between January 2011 and December 2019. Complications classified according to the Clavien-Dindo classification were documented and potential risk factors were statistically evaluated. Read More

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Vertical Abdominoplasty Technique and the Impact of Preoperative Comorbidities on Outcomes.

Aesthet Surg J Open Forum 2021 Jan 17;3(1):ojaa043. Epub 2020 Dec 17.

Department of Plastic Surgery and the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX.

Background: As the number of patients requiring bariatric surgery has increased, so has the demand for body contouring after massive weight loss. Surgery involving the abdomen in these patients is particularly challenging as both vertical and horizontal laxity if often present, making traditional abdominoplasty techniques less effective.

Objectives: The aim of this study was to review the operative technique and evaluate the preoperative comorbidities and operative decisions that may impact patient outcomes in those undergoing vertical abdominoplasty. Read More

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January 2021

Infantile Asymmetrical Diffuse Infiltrative Lipomatosis of the Abdomen and Upper Thighs: A Case Report with Long-Term Follow-up.

Aesthet Surg J Open Forum 2020 Sep 9;2(3):ojaa026. Epub 2020 May 9.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Department, Al Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt.

The authors present the case of an 11-year-old male patient with a diffuse infiltrative lipomatosis involving the abdomen, flanks, and upper thighs by applying body contouring principles at this early age. Abdominoplasty can be used in children for various purposes, including harvesting a full-thickness skin graft in burns or to treat congenital anomalies involving the pelviabdominal area.

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September 2020

Trunkoplasty after massive weight loss - a case series with a one-stage body contouring procedure for the NHS patient.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Mar 10. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

St Andrew's Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery, Broomfield Hospital, Court Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 7ET, United Kingdom. Electronic address:

Body contouring post massive weight loss (MWL) is a considerable task and is often a functional rather than esthetic operation. Clinicians are often encouraged to solve multiple issues in a single setting that can be difficult in the MWL patient. A simple abdominoplasty often does not provide a satisfactory outcome in such patients and may result in disharmony of the esthetic unit of the trunk. Read More

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Expanding the Progressive Tension Suture Concept: A Study of its Utility in Body Contouring Procedures.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 Mar 23. Epub 2021 Mar 23.

Background: Seroma is one of the most common complications following body contouring. Progressive tension sutures have been shown to decrease the seroma rate following abdominoplasty, component separation, facelifts and following latissimus flap and DIEP flap harvest.

Objectives: The objective of our study was to look at the effects of progressive tension suture techniques and their role on the seroma rate in body contouring flap procedures. Read More

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The Effect of Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and Operative Time on Abdominal Body Contouring Outcomes.

Aesthet Surg J 2021 Mar 8. Epub 2021 Mar 8.

Division of Plastic Surgery, Clinical Faculty, University of North Carolina Atrium Health Charlotte, NC.

Background: Abdominal body contouring procedures are associated with the highest rates of complications among all aesthetic procedures. Patient selection and optimization of surgical variables are crucial in reducing morbidity and complications.

Objectives: The purpose of this single institution study is to assess complication rates, and to evaluate Body Mass Index (BMI), operative time, and history of bariatric surgery as individual risk factors in abdominal body contouring surgery. Read More

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Ligasure™ Impact and Ligasure™ Small Jaw in Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss: A New Perspective.

J Invest Surg 2021 Mar 10:1-8. Epub 2021 Mar 10.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; Department of Medicine, Surgery and Neuroscience, "Santa Maria alle Scotte" Hospital, University of Siena, Italy.

Background: The most effective dissection technique for elevating flaps in body contouring is still controversial, particularly in high-risk massive weight loss (MWL) patients. LigaSure (Medtronic, Dublin, Ireland) is an energy device commonly used among different surgical specialties to reduce morbidity and improve outcomes. The aim of this study is to investigate the effectiveness of LigaSure Impact and LigaSure Small Jaw in body contouring after MWL compared with conventional technique. Read More

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Outcomes of patients older than 55 years undergoing abdominoplasty after bariatric surgery.

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2021 May 21;17(5):901-908. Epub 2021 Jan 21.

Division of Digestive Surgery and Liver Transplantation, Nice University Hospital, Nice, France.

Background: Bariatric surgery has become widely performed for treating patients with morbid obesity, and the age limits are being pushed further and further as the procedure proves safe. After massive weight loss, many of those patients seek body-contouring surgery for excess skin and fat.

Objectives: To analyze the feasibility and the safety of abdominoplasty in patients older than 55 years old after bariatric surgery. Read More

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Treatment of rectus diastasis: should the midline always be reinforced with mesh? A systematic review.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 Jan 31. Epub 2021 Jan 31.

Department of Plastic Surgery, University Hospitals Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.

Background: Two main trends are described for the treatment of diastasis recti: plication versus midline mesh reinforcement. Indications for these procedures have not been clearly described. This study reviewed the outcomes in the treatment of rectus diastasis with plication versus mesh by the assessment of durability, complications, and patient-reported outcomes. Read More

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January 2021

Lipo-Bodylift Reconstruction Following Massive Weight Loss: Our Experience with 100 Consecutive Cases.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2021 Jan 25. Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Department of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium.

Background: We report our experience using the Lipo-Bodylift technique for circumferential lower trunk reconstruction following massive weight loss.

Methods: The procedure combines extensive circular liposuction with circular skin resection immediately under the dermis. We classify lower trunk deformities using three parameters: (1) excess skin (in the horizontal direction, or both horizontally and vertically); (2) the body mass index (BMI); and, (3) skin quality (hyperlaxity or a normal tone). Read More

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January 2021

Foot drop post body contouring surgery: The cost of a six-pack?

Neurosciences (Riyadh) 2020 10;25(5):421-422

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital, Andalous, Kuwait.

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October 2020

Health-related quality of life in patients having undergone abdominoplasty after massive weight loss.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2020 Dec 26. Epub 2020 Dec 26.

Department of Health and Social Management, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio, Finland; Department of Plastic Surgery, Eira Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

Background: Due to lack of validated body contouring-specific patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments, the outcomes of abdominoplasty after massive weight loss have been evaluated rather rarely and mainly using generic health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments. The aim of the current study was to examine, using body contouring-specific (BODY-Q) and generic (15D) HRQoL instruments, the HRQoL, and key factors related to HRQoL among patients having undergone massive weight loss and abdominoplasty.

Methods: Altogether 52 patients who underwent abdominoplasty due to massive weight loss completed the BODY-Q and the 15D HRQoL instruments. Read More

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December 2020

Body Contouring Surgery Improves Weight Loss after Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2020 Oct 23. Epub 2020 Oct 23.

Department of Surgery, Jaber Al-Ahmed Hospital, Kuwait city, Kuwait.

Introduction: Our main objective is to evaluate the effect of body contouring surgery (BCS) on the magnitude and durability of weight loss after bariatric surgery.

Methods: Medline, EMBASE, Cochrane, and Scopus search were conducted from the time of their inception to June 2020. We included comparative studies that assessed weight progression, in terms of Body Mass Index change (∆BMI), Total Body Weight Loss (TBWL%), and Excess Weight Loss (%EWL) for the post-bariatric patient population and the effect of BCS on weight progression. Read More

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October 2020

Panniculectomy at the time of bariatric surgery: a propensity score-matched analysis of outcomes in the MBSAQIP database.

Surg Obes Relat Dis 2021 Jan 26;17(1):177-184. Epub 2020 Aug 26.

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland. Electronic address:

Background: Body contouring in the postbariatric surgery patient improves quality of life and daily function.

Objectives: To determine the risk profile of panniculectomy when performed in select patients at the time of bariatric surgery.

Setting: Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) participating centers. Read More

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January 2021

Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures: Liposuction and Nonsurgical Fat Reduction Procedures.

Tam T Nguyen

FP Essent 2020 Oct;497:23-26

Washington Township Medical Foundation, 2500 Mowry Ave #255, Fremont, CA 94538.

Liposuction and nonsurgical fat reduction modalities (ie, body contouring) are among the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. Liposuction is an invasive surgical procedure in which adipose tissue is dislodged and suction is used to remove it. The procedure originally was performed with a regional nerve block or general anesthesia; a tumescent technique for local anesthesia now is used. Read More

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October 2020

Feasibility Study of Electromagnetic Muscle Stimulation and Cryolipolysis for Abdominal Contouring.

Dermatol Surg 2020 10;46 Suppl 1:S14-S21

Marina Plastic Surgery, Marina del Rey, California.

Background: In addition to reducing subcutaneous fat for body contouring, some patients are interested in toning the underlying muscle layer.

Objective: This feasibility study evaluated the safety and efficacy of electromagnetic muscle stimulation (EMMS) alone, cryolipolysis alone, and cryolipolysis with EMMS for noninvasive contouring of abdomen.

Methods: Abdomens of 50 subjects were treated in a study with 3 cohorts: EMMS alone, Cryolipolysis alone, and Cryolipolysis + EMMS in combination. Read More

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October 2020

Invited Discussion on: High Definition Lipoabdominoplasty.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2020 12 22;44(6):2158-2162. Epub 2020 Sep 22.

Clinica Gomez Bravo, c/ Claudio Coello 76, 28001, Madrid, Spain.

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December 2020

The Impact of Post-bariatric Abdominoplasty on Secondary Weight Regain After Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass.

Front Endocrinol (Lausanne) 2020 30;11:459. Epub 2020 Jul 30.

Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway.

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass (RYGB), implies a considerable weight loss during the first two years after surgery. Excess skin due to rapid weight loss might affect self-esteem, decrease quality of life and be a hindrance to physical activity. Removing excess skin might reduce secondary weight regain. Read More

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Enhancing Masculine Features After Massive Weight Loss.

Dennis Hurwitz

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2020 08 18;44(4):1241-1251. Epub 2016 Feb 18.

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, 3109 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15213, USA.

Background: Whereas body contouring surgery after massive weight loss in women emphasizes sculptured adipose and broader lower torso, little attention has been devoted to accentuating the male physique.

Objective: To determine if boomerang excision pattern correction of gynecomastia with J torsoplasty combined with an abdominoplasty with oblique excisions directly over bulging flanks provide effective and safe optimizing of muscle visibility and upper torso dominance.

Methods: A description of comprehensive body contouring through an abdominoplasty and a series of obliquely oriented ellipses of the male torso is followed by review of 19 consecutive patients. Read More

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[Abdominoplasty without closed-suction drains: a randomised controlled trial].

Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir 2020 Aug 21. Epub 2020 Aug 21.

Universitätsklinikum Regensburg Zentrum für Plastische, Hand- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie.

Introduction:  There is insufficient scientific evidence from randomised controlled trials to support the routine use of closed-suction drains in body contouring procedures. The aim of this study was to evaluate cumulative seroma volume, length of hospital stay and complication rates in abdominoplasty patients without drains in direct comparison with a cohort receiving drains.

Material And Methods:  Abdominoplasty patients were prospectively randomised in two study groups with (MD) and without (OD) placement of closed-suction drains. Read More

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High Definition Lipoabdominoplasty.

Aesthetic Plast Surg 2020 12 18;44(6):2147-2157. Epub 2020 Aug 18.

Private Clinic, Rua Capitão Macedo 171, Vila Clementino, São Paulo, SP, CEP 04021-020, Brazil.

Objective: To describe the author's experience with the high definition lipoabdominoplasty technique for the treatment of abdominal flaccidity and lipodystrophy, with correction of muscle diastasis and definition of body contours.

Methods: This is a retrospective study analyzing the results of 146 patients operated on with the high definition lipoabdominoplasty procedure.

Results: The average age was 37. Read More

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December 2020

Nonsurgical Treatment of Postpartum Lower Abdominal Skin and Soft-Tissue Laxity Using Microfocused Ultrasound With Visualization.

Frank G Lin

Dermatol Surg 2020 12;46(12):1683-1690

Eastern Plastic Surgery, Victoria, Australia.

Background: Microfocused ultrasound with visualization (MFU-V) is a well-established treatment modality for skin tightening. There is a paucity of evidence for its use in body treatments, such as the lower abdomen.

Objective: To investigate the effectiveness and safety of MFU-V in treating lower abdominal skin and soft-tissue laxity in postpartum women. Read More

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December 2020

Actualized lower body contouring surgery after bariatric surgery - a nationwide register-based study.

J Plast Surg Hand Surg 2020 Aug 10:1-7. Epub 2020 Aug 10.

Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Hospital, Helsinki, Finland.

Massive weight loss might lead to excess skin folds causing functional, physical, and psychosocial discomfort. Following bariatric procedures, an increasing number of patients are seeking lower body contouring surgery (LBCS). The proportion of bariatric patients who undergo LBCS is largely unknown. Read More

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Safety of Rivaroxaban for Postoperative Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Following Abdominal Body Contouring Surgery: 600 Patients.

Aesthet Surg J 2020 Jun 24. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Attendings, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of North Carolina Atrium Health Charlotte, NC.

Background: Reducing the incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains a top priority in optimizing patient safety in abdominal body contouring surgery. There is a lack of consensus regarding the optimal chemoprophylactic agent for postoperative VTE prophylaxis, and the role of oral anticoagulants warrants further investigation.

Objectives: The aim of this multi-surgeon, single-institution study was to determine the safety and efficacy of a seven-day postoperative rivaroxaban regimen for VTE prophylaxis in abdominal body contouring surgery. Read More

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Safety of Fleur-de-lis Abdominoplasty after Massive Weight Loss.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2021 01 26;74(1):223-243. Epub 2020 May 26.

Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address:

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January 2021

Bowel perforation after liposuction in abdominal contouring surgery: Case report.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2020 21;72:5-9. Epub 2020 May 21.

Clinic of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Neuroscience Department, University of Padua, Italy.

Introduction: Liposuction is one of the most performed procedures in aesthetic plastic surgery worldwide, and its spectrum of applications covers almost all body areas. Systemic or visceral complications following liposuction are rare, but unfortunately, they can be very serious.

Presentation Of Case: We discuss the case of a 69 y. Read More

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What Is the Impact of Residual Obesity on the Risk for Postoperative Body-Contouring Surgery Complications in Postbariatric Patients?

Obes Surg 2020 Oct;30(10):4149-4154

Post-Graduation Course in Health Sciences, University of Brasília, Brasília, DF, Brazil.

Background: There are an increasing number of patients presenting for plastic surgery after massive weight loss, and many of these patients have residual obesity that may compromise outcomes. The impact of residual obesity on the development of postoperative complications in postbariatric patients undergoing plastic surgery procedures is unclear.

Methods: We report the outcomes of 207 patients who underwent plastic surgery following RYGB from January 2011 to December 2018. Read More

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October 2020

Measuring Outcomes in Cosmetic Abdominoplasty: The BODY-Q.

Clin Plast Surg 2020 Jul 17;47(3):429-436. Epub 2020 Apr 17.

Department of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA, USA.

The BODY-Q is a condition-specific patient-reported outcome measure that enables a comprehensive assessment of outcomes that are specific to patients undergoing body contouring procedures such as abdominoplasty. The BODY-Q scales were designed to be responsive to the effects of abdominoplasty on health-related quality of life and appearance outcomes. The BODY-Q covers a range of content domains, and the independently functioning scales enable surgeons to tailor the BODY-Q to their needs. Read More

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High-Definition Excisional Body Contouring: Mini Lipoabdominoplasty (FIT Mommy) and Enhanced Viability Abdominoplasty.

Clin Plast Surg 2020 Jul;47(3):415-428

Dhara Clinic, Carrera 15 #83-33, Suite 304, Bogota, Colombia. Electronic address: https://twitter.com/Maoperezmd.

The abdominoplasty procedure poses a number of unique challenges. If the stigmata of the operation is to be avoided, careful planning and surgical execution are required. We describe our experience in full and mini abdominoplasties with a 360-degree approach, involving all muscular groups and body segments as described by high-definition liposculpture. Read More

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