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D Alastair Taylor
BACKGROUND: The elucidation of the superficial fascial system (SFS) by Lockwood in 1991 has been the cornerstone of our understanding of abdominal excisional dynamics for the last 25 years. The SFS can be used for closure and, appropriately mobilized, for tension transmission in abdominoplasty, and lower body lifts. The pattern of SFS adhesion to muscle fascia and the zones of adhesion was also described but there are inconsistencies between the description and clinical experience. OBJECTIVES: This study was performed to better describe the pattern of subcutaneous tissue adhesion to the trunk...
February 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Walter J Joseph, Sammy Sinno, Nicholas D Brownstone, Joshua Mirrer, Vishal D Thanik
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to perform an updated systematic review of the literature over the last 10 years, analyzing and comparing the many published techniques with the hope of providing plastic surgeons with a new standard in creating the perfect umbilicus in the setting of both abdominoplasty and abdominally based free-flap breast reconstruction. METHODS: An initial search using the PubMed online database with the keyword "umbilicoplasty" was performed...
June 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Benjamin Presman, Kenneth Finnerup, Sven R Andresen, Lone Nikolajsen, Nanna B Finnerup
BACKGROUND: Persistent postsurgical pain is a well-recognized problem after a number of common surgical procedures, such as amputation, thoracotomy, and inguinal hernia repair. Less is known about persistent pain after cosmetic surgical procedures. We, therefore, decided to study the incidence and characteristics of persistent pain after abdominoplasty, which is one of the most frequent cosmetic surgical procedures. METHODS: In September 2014, a link to a web-based questionnaire was mailed to 217 patients who had undergone abdominoplasty between 2006 and 2014 at the Department of Plastic Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark...
November 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Nicolas Bertheuil, Benoit Chaput, Sandra Berger-Müller, Cédric Ménard, Frédéric Mourcin, Eric Watier, Jean-Louis Grolleau, Ignacio Garrido, Karin Tarte, Luc Sensébé, Audrey Varin
BACKGROUND: Liposuction is a very popular technique in plastic surgery that allows for the taking adipose tissue (AT) on large surfaces with little risk of morbidity. Although liposuction was previously shown to preserve large perforator vessels, little is known about the effects of liposuction on the microvasculature network. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of liposuction on the preservation of microvessels at tissue and cellular levels by flow cytometry and confocal microscopy following abdominoplasty procedure...
May 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
Eric Swanson
BACKGROUND: In an effort to reduce risk, some surgeons promote a limited dissection abdominoplasty technique. They believe that preserving musculocutaneous perforators improves blood supply to the overlying abdominal tissue and that improved vascularity avoids seromas and reduces wound healing problems. Laser fluorescence imaging is a new method that allows quantitative measurements of perfusion. METHODS: Twenty-two consecutive women undergoing abdominoplasty agreed to participate in this prospective study...
July 2015: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Sarah Epstein, Michael A Epstein, Karol A Gutowski
BACKGROUND: Subcutaneous surgical drains are commonly used in abdominoplasties to prevent seromas but are not tolerated well by patients and add additional discomfort after the procedure. The lipoabdominoplasty modification may create a more favorable surgical field to reduce the need for surgical drains without increasing seroma formation. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this review was to determine if surgical drains can be completely eliminated in lipoabdominoplasty procedures without an increased risk of seromas...
May 2015: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
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