Atlas of Abdominoplasty (Techniques in Aesthetic Plastic by Joseph Hunstad MD FACS, Remus Repta MD

By Joseph Hunstad MD FACS, Remus Repta MD

Effectively practice one in every of present day most often asked cosmetic surgery methods. Written via a number one authority at the topic, this seriously illustrated operative consultant examines all the facets and diversifications of abdominoplasty. approximately 500 full-color illustrations and pictures exhibit you in transparent, medical element the pre-, intra-, and postoperative steps for every strategy, and video clips on DVD current those thoughts in motion. finished assurance of an entire variety of subject matters concerning this surgery-from sufferer choice and incision ancillary strategies, contraindications, and complications-make you conscious of key issues and assist you to accurately practice extra of the most recent procedures.Covers an entire variety of subject matters linked to abdominoplasty-from sufferer choice and incision ancillary tactics, contraindications, and complications-highlighting key concerns and permitting you to securely practice extra procedures.Examines the perform of liposuction in abdominoplasty tactics to teach you ways to mix either for the easiest effects from each one surgery.Offers insurance of endoscopic surgical procedure concepts to equip you with the newest approaches. makes use of approximately 500 full-color illustrations and pictures that depict in transparent, scientific aspect the pre-, intra-, and postoperative steps for every method for amazing visible assistance. Addresses particular sufferer populations reminiscent of the big weightloss sufferer and the overweight, emphasizing the unique operative issues affecting those groups.Follows a constant layout all through that makes reference speedy and simple. features a bonus DVD containing video clips of key approaches in motion that allow you to continue.

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2 Preoperative considerations ● ● ● ● The ideal mini abdominoplasty candidate has isolated softtissue laxity of the lower (infraumbilical) abdomen These patients may have variable amount of excess adiposity and myofascial laxity, but the skin at and above the umbilicus is usually free of striae Many mini abdominoplasty candidates may be reasonable candidates for other abdominal contouring procedures, such as abdominal liposuction, endoscopic abdominoplasty, or full abdominoplasty, depending on the degree of soft-tissue laxity and the presence of excess adiposity and myofascial laxity Appropriate evaluation and discussion with the patient about the anticipated final result and the scars associated with the abdominoplasty are especially important for the mini abdominoplasty candidate ● ● ● ● The preoperative evaluation for mini abdominoplasty is comparable to that performed for full abdominoplasty Although these patients are usually younger and relatively fit, standard preoperative tests are recommended, and additional tests and clearances should be obtained as appropriate Smoking cessation is important for all abdominoplasty procedures.

A suction drain should be maintained until less than 30–50 mL of drainage occurs during a 24-hour period. Normal physical activity can usually be resumed by 30 ● Maintain a partially flexed position at the waist for the first 7–10 days Wear the abdominal binder at all times, except when showering Make sure the binder is maintained low enough on the abdomen Verify that there are no significant creases, folds, or drain tubes underneath the binder Avoid smoking or exposure to nicotine-containing products Breathe deeply and use the incentive spirometer frequently Drink plenty of fluids Move legs frequently while resting, and walk regularly Drain care as instructed Continue to take multivitamin daily.

Plast Reconstruct Surg 2004; 113: 1478. Kesselring UK. Regional fat aspiration for body contouring. Plast Reconstruct Surg 1983; 72: 610. 24 Klein JA. Tumescent technique for regional anesthesia permits lidocaine doses of 35 mg/kg for liposuction. J Dermatol Surg Oncol 1990; 16: 248. Klein JA. Tumescent technique for local anesthesia improves safety in large volume liposuction. Plast Reconstruct Surg 1993; 92: 1085. Mentz HA 3rd, Gilliland MD, Patronella CK. Abdominal etching: differential liposuction to detail abdominal musculature.

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