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The Bidirectional, Absorbable, No-Drain Abdominoplasty


This article outlines the author’s technique, and the concepts of Bidirectional, Absorbable, No-Drain Abdominoplasty (BAND-Abdominoplasty). The attendant advantages and disadvantages are reviewed in the context of a retrospective, 5-year, single surgeon series.

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O’Connell, J.B. The Bidirectional, Absorbable, No-Drain Abdominoplasty. Aesth Plast Surg 42, 23–31 (2018).

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  • Abdominoplasty
  • Drains
  • Sutures
  • Absorbable
  • Body contouring
  • Rectus diastasis
  • Seroma
  • Liposuction