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Tummy tuck

Stefan Danilla
OBJECTIVE: To describe a new technique to achieve a fit-look in lipoabdominoplasty patients through liposculpture and rectus abdominis fat transfer (RAFT). METHODS: Patients with a body mass index under 26 and of both genders scheduled for abdominoplasty or body lift were selected for this procedure. Fat was transferred directly to the rectus abdominis muscle after flap elevation during lipoabdominoplasty. RESULTS: A total of 26 patients were operated on with this technique...
December 2017: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
S Chowdhry, J Davis, T Boyd, J Choo, R M Brooks, S S Kelishadi, J P Tutela, D Yonick, B J Wilhelmi
BACKGROUND: Abdominoplasty is one of the most common aesthetic procedures performed in the United States. While poor contour and unsatisfactory cosmetic result have been recognized, neuropathic pain from lateral femoral cutaneous nerve injury has been poorly described. We aim to improve outcomes by using an anatomical study to develop a strategy to avoid injury to the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve in abdominoplasty. METHODS: Twenty-three fresh cadaver abdomens were dissected to evaluate the course of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, using 2...
2015: Eplasty
D Parvizi, H Friedl, P Wurzer, Lp Kamolz, P Lebo, A Tuca, T Rappl, M Wiedner, K Kuess, M Grohmann, H Koch
BACKGROUND: As bariatric surgery becomes ever more popular, so does body-contouring surgery to eliminate excess skin after radical weight loss. To date, the literature has described a number of risk factors affecting the postoperative outcome. Our study aimed to define those factors more closely, focusing on abdominoplasty ("tummy tuck") patients who suffered intra- and postoperative complications. METHODS: The study collective included 205 patients over 5 years (2001-2006) who underwent dermolipectomy at our department...
August 2015: Obesity Surgery
Nicole A Phillips, Christina R Vargas, Danielle J Chuang, Bernard T Lee
BACKGROUND: Limited functional health literacy is recognized as an important contributor to health disparities in the United States. As internet access becomes more universal, there is increasing concern about whether patients with poor or marginal literacy can access understandable healthcare information. As such, the National Institutes of Health and American Medical Association recommend that patient information be written at a sixth grade level. This study identifies the most popular online resources for patient information about abdominoplasty and evaluates their readability in the context of average American literacy...
February 2015: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Andreea Cristina Niţă, Dana Mihaela Jianu, I P Florescu, Maria Filipescu, O Cobani, S A Jianu, D A Chiriţă, Adriana Bold
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Nowadays patients want a long-lasting youthful appearance but through a less invasive approach. Our unique approach, "AdipoLASER reJuvenation (ALJ)", involves a variety of less invasive techniques based on simultaneous laser resurfacing, and lipolysis together with adipose tissue graft and redistribution. Recently, we added to this platelet-rich plasma therapy. We conducted a study aiming to emphasize the histopathological changes occurred following these procedures...
2013: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
J R Kanjoor, A K Singh
BACKGROUND: Extensive liposuction along with limited dissection of abdominal flaps is slowly emerging as a well proven advantageous method over standard abdominoplasty. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective study analyzed 146 patients managed for the abdominal contour deformities from March 2004 to February 2010. A simple method to project the post operative outcome by rotation of a supine lateral photograph to upright posture in 46 patients prospectively has succeeded in projecting a predictable result...
January 2012: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
Roberto Bracaglia, Marco D'Ettorre, Stefano Gentileschi, Damiano Tambasco
Obesity has become a worldwide metabolic disease, necessitating appropriate treatment. Conservative therapy has shown lack of success long term on managing weight loss and comorbidities. On the other hand, bariatric surgery has demonstrated effectiveness. Unfortunately, bariatric patients experience significant skin excess, laxity, and ptosis which may lead to postural, functional, hygienic, dermatologic, and aesthetic impairments. These can be corrected only with body-contouring surgery. Among these procedures, abdominoplasty is one of the most commonly performed operations...
February 2012: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Tomasz Kopeć, Małgorzata Wierzbicka, Witold Szyfter
Rejuvenation procedures, especially facelift are nowadays common type of cosmetic surgery. According to the statistical data, facelifts were the seventh most popular aesthetic surgery performed after liposuction, breast augmentation, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), breast reduction and rhinoplasty. The most common complication after surgery is bleeding. Less common, but potentially serious, complications may include damage to the facial nerves and necrosis of the skin flaps, infection and damage of parotid duct...
July 2010: Otolaryngologia Polska
Julien C Mirivel
Cosmetic surgery is a controversial medical practice that is rapidly expanding in the United States. In 2004 alone, 9.2 million procedures were performed. From breast augmentation to tummy tuck, Americans are taking surgical/medical/health risks to alter their bodily appearance. Although many scholars have criticized the practice, few have looked closely at how plastic surgeons interact with prospective surgical candidates. This essay explores videotaped data of naturally occurring interactions between plastic surgeons and patients seeking to transform their physical appearance...
March 2008: Health Communication
Farhad Hafezi, Amirhossein Nouhi
In a review of the recent literature, liposuction and tumescent fluid injection are accompanied by hazards of ischemia, flap necrosis, and wound dehiscence at the time of abdominoplasty. The problems that generate complaints from patients and dissatisfaction with tummy tuck surgery are: fullness of flanks and epigastric areas, lack of a posterior lumbar curve, hanging skin over the incision line, and visible scars over the flanks and beyond underwear or swimming suit coverage. The purpose of this article is to introduce modalities to perform liposuctioning of the whole abdomen without confronting the danger of ischemia or flap necrosis...
August 2006: Annals of Plastic Surgery
Susan Gallagher
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2004: Nursing
P G Kopelman
The intra-abdominal visceral deposition of adipose tissue, which characterises upper body obesity, is a major contributor to the development of hypertension, glucose intolerance and hyperlipidaemia. Conversely, individuals with lower body obesity may have comparable amounts of adipose tissue but remain relatively free from the metabolic consequences of obesity. This raises an obvious question-are there particular weight reducing treatments which specifically target intra-abdominal fat? In theory, surgical removal of upper body fat should be effective...
August 1997: International Journal of Obesity and related Metabolic Disorders
H Wijsbek
Facelifts, tummy tucks and breast enlargements are no longer the privilege of the rich and the famous. Any woman can have all these and many more cosmetic surgical treatments, and an increasing number of women do. Are they having cosmetic surgery because they are duped by a male-dominated beauty system, or do they genuinely choose these operations themselves? Feminists (and others) give diametrically opposed answers to this question. At the heart of the controversy, or so I claim in this article, lies a conceptual problem about free choice; therefore, the only thing that can settle it is a conceptual analysis of "freedom"...
December 2000: Journal of Medical Ethics
D S Greenberg
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November 10, 1990: Lancet
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