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Case Study – The Role of Fascial Plication in Tummy Tuck Surgery

  Background: A tummy tuck is one of the most well known of all body contouring procedures. Its name is synonymous with the understanding that a variably-sized segment of tissue is removed and a low abdominal scar results. It is viewed as the ultimate abdominal reshaping operation that is a far step beyond that of Read More…

Case Study – Chronic Abdominal Seroma after Tummy Tuck

  Background:  A tummy tuck is a remarkably effective procedure that achieves its effect through wide excision of loose abdominal skin and fat and underlying muscle tightening. The raising of the upper abdominal skin flap to cover the removed lower abdominal tissue creates a large surface area of wounded tissue. This results in an expected Read More…

Case Study – Weight Loss Tummy Tuck

  Background: Weight loss creates a lot of external body changes that is usually most manifest in the trunk region. In the anterior abdominal region the deflated skin hangs often hangs over the waistline tethered by the belly button attachment. How mucb skin overhangs the waistline depends on how much weight loss one undergoes and Read More…

OR Snapshots – The Abdominal Panniculectomy (Apron Removal)

  The abdominal panniculectomy procedure is well known to be a ‘big’ operation. It is the supersized version of the traditional tummy tuck and is often judged by the weight of the pannus removed. The largest abdominal pannus I have ever removed is 85lbs and that was back in the pre-bariatric surgery era…when the abdominal Read More…

Clinic Snapshots – Good Riddance Abdominal Panniculectomy

Cosmetic surgery of the abdomen and waistline is one the most common body contouring surgeries for either women or men. Women in particular are inclined to undergo these surgeries as they are victims of a lot of body changes from pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss. Liposuction and tummy tucks make up the bulk of these surgeries Read More…

OR Snapshots – Abdominal Panniculectomy

  The surgical procedure ‘abdominal panniculectomy’ is the bigger cousin to the more common tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure. What differentiates it is the size of the abdomen and the amount of tissue removed which is often substantially larger than the typical cosmetic abdominoplasty. The abdominal panniculectomy procedure is a removal of excess waistline tissue. Read More…

Case Study – The Vertical Tummy Tuck

  Background: Tummy tuck surgery is the most aggressive form of abdominal reshaping. By removing large segments of skin and fat, improvement of the waistline shape is inevitable. The horizontal excision pattern ensures that there is a vertical tightening effect on the central abdomen. Differing lengths of the excision pattern will determine how far to Read More…

Case Study – Large Abdominal Panniculectomy

  Background: The abdominal pannus is a well known medical condition of a large overhanging apron of skin and fat that extends well beyond the waistline. Technically the proper term is a panniculus but it is far more commonly referred to as a pannus. What defines a pannus is how large the actual overhang is. Read More…

The Body Lift or Extended Tummy Tuck

  A tummy tuck is a well recognized body contouring operation because it has been around for many years. It is generally perceived as a hip to hip excisional and tightening abdominal operation as it only affects the front side of the torso. The term ‘body lift’ however is less well defined in the eye Read More…

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