Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 279, Issue 5, pp 673–675 | Cite as

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

  • Sammy Al-BennaEmail author
  • Yazan Al-Ajam
  • Elias Tzakas
Original Article


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 system Caesarean section Abdominoplasty 


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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

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