Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 279, Issue 5, pp 673–675

Superficial fascial system repair: an abdominoplasty technique to reduce local complications after caesarean delivery

Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00404-008-0802-5

Cite this article as:
Al-Benna, S., Al-Ajam, Y. & Tzakas, E. Arch Gynecol Obstet (2009) 279: 673. doi:10.1007/s00404-008-0802-5


Abdominal incision complications are a major source of morbidity after caesarean delivery. Repair of the superficial fascial system may avert local complications after caesarean delivery by minimising tension to the skin and increasing the initial biomechanical strength of wound which has the potential to decrease early wound dehiscence and as a by-product correct suprapubic bulging.


Superficial fascial systemCaesarean sectionAbdominoplasty

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive SurgerySt Bartholomew’s HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity Hospital of North StaffordshireStoke-on-TrentUK