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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 24, Issue 5, pp 375–381 | Cite as

High Superior Tension Abdominoplasty

  • Claude  Le Louarn
  • Jean François  Pascal
Article

Abstract.

Although abdominoplasty has always been a routine operation, demands for it are constantly increasing for diverse reasons. For one, stomach reduction practiced by digestive surgeons is becoming a regular procedure. Massive weight loss induced by this surgery leads to a demand for abdominoplasty with increased risks of a difficult postoperative period and complications. In addition, more and more patients are looking for an improvement of a moderate cutaneous excess following pregnancy. In this case, standard abdominoplasty technique does not permit a sufficient skin resection and the surgeon must perform a vertical below umbilical scar and an insufficient epigastrium tension. Finally, a hematic or lymphatic collection is obviously undesirable and can lead to an aesthetic disaster. For these reasons, surgeons, more than ever, need a reliable technique that adapts to those different situations.

Key words: Abdominoplasty—Massive weight loss—Postpregnancy skin excess 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Claude  Le Louarn
    • 1
  • Jean François  Pascal
    • 1
  1. 1.Paris, FranceFR

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