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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May;133(5):1214-21. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000088.

Evidence-based medicine: Abdominoplasty.

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Long Beach and Orange, Calif. From Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery; and the Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery Institute, University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

After studying this article, the participant should be able to: (1) Develop a surgical plan for improving the contour of the abdominal region by means of abdominoplasty surgery. (2) Describe the current modalities for preventing and managing perioperative pain associated with abdominoplasty surgery. (3) Discuss proper techniques for safely performing simultaneous abdominal wall liposuction and abdominoplasty surgery. (4) Determine the means of decreasing seroma formation and drain duration in abdominoplasty patients. (5) Apply current concepts in preventing and minimizing perioperative complications in abdominoplasty patients.

SUMMARY:

Abdominoplasty continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed by plastic surgeons throughout the world. Advancements in the area continue to surface which can help improve outcomes. We present an extensive review of the most current literature on this topic. This article offers readers an up-to-date and organized approach to abdominoplasty surgery.

PMID:
24776552
DOI:
10.1097/PRS.0000000000000088
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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