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Short scar abdominoplasty update.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20624549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Techniques for abdominal contouring have proliferated and evolved over the past 2 decades. Now more than ever, aesthetic operations are tailored to fit the anatomic features and aesthetic goals of each individual patient, stressing the absolute importance of patient selection. This short scar procedure relies on a combination of liposuction and modified skin resection and muscle tightening in the lower abdomen. It has been the author's experience that this results in a more rapid recovery in most patients. It is almost always performed in conjunction with liposuction of the posterior trunk to achieve a harmonious recontouring of the aesthetic unit of the trunk. The techniques employed are familiar to all plastic surgeons performing body contouring procedures. Patient selection is the absolute key to achieving successful outcomes. Short scar abdominoplasty results in significant contour improvement in the properly selected patient. The procedure relies on a combination of liposuction and modified excisional surgery to produce the desired outcome.
Kenneth C Shestak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-06-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in plastic surgery     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1558-0504     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Plast Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-13     Completed Date:  2010-11-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0424767     Medline TA:  Clin Plast Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  505-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright (c) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee Women's Hospital, 3380 Boulevard of the Allies, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Abdomen / anatomy & histology,  surgery*
Lipectomy / contraindications,  methods*
Patient Selection
Preoperative Care / methods
Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / contraindications,  methods*
Treatment Outcome

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