The modern lipoabdominoplasty

Chapter

Abstract

  • The goals of abdominal contouring surgery are to maximize the aesthetic outcome, reduce recovery, and minimize morbidity. The authors discuss the history, clinical anatomy, patient evaluation, surgical technique, postoperative care, and complications. The rate of seromas with standard abdominoplasty techniques is over 20 %, while with the lipoabdominoplasty technique, it is 2-4 %. In addition, rates of hematoma formation, wound separation, and wound infection are similarly decreased. Since the umbilicus is not reinserted the umbilical necrosis is almost nonexistent.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    International Standard Book Number (isbn) 13

  • 9783662489017
  • Start Page

  • 617
  • End Page

  • 625