Abdominoplasty Classic Principles and Technique
Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Examination of abdominal contour surgery candidates permits categorization of patients (the abdominolipoplasty system of classification and treatment) according to their treatable soft tissue layers of skin, fat, and muscle into the appropriate treatment level. Typically, postpartum abdominal wall changes are most thoroughly addressed by abdominoplasty surgery. The indications and goals for abdominoplasty with liposuction (lipoadminoplasty) or without liposuction are presented. Surgical markings, technique, pain management, and postoperative care are described.
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