Massive weight loss for high percentage of patients means cutaneous skin folds that cause important functional and hygienic problems. In these patients body contouring with removal of the excessive skin fold becomes necessary to improve their new quality of life. One hundred and eighty six patients during the period between September 2005 and December 2010 underwent to abdominoplasty surgery at the Plastic Surgery Unit, S. Anna Hospital, Ferrara. Surgery performed was lipectomy for 99 patients, fascial plastic in 75 cases, scars review for 5 patients and lipectomy with fascial plastic in 7 cases. There had been 3 cases of bleeding and 18 cases of keloids. Chi square text was used to detect the variables (i.e. surgeon, type of surgery and diagnosis) potentially associated with failures. However, despite of possible methodological difficulties and the limited complications in our series, abdominoplasty can be considered essential option for post-bariatric patients and for all those patients that have loss massive weight, because it can improve lifestyle and even psychological status.

ABDOMINOPLASTY SURGERY: A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS ON 186 PATIENTS

RIBERTI, Carlo;CARCOFORO, Paolo;CARINCI, Francesco;ZOLLINO, Ilaria;
2012

Abstract

Massive weight loss for high percentage of patients means cutaneous skin folds that cause important functional and hygienic problems. In these patients body contouring with removal of the excessive skin fold becomes necessary to improve their new quality of life. One hundred and eighty six patients during the period between September 2005 and December 2010 underwent to abdominoplasty surgery at the Plastic Surgery Unit, S. Anna Hospital, Ferrara. Surgery performed was lipectomy for 99 patients, fascial plastic in 75 cases, scars review for 5 patients and lipectomy with fascial plastic in 7 cases. There had been 3 cases of bleeding and 18 cases of keloids. Chi square text was used to detect the variables (i.e. surgeon, type of surgery and diagnosis) potentially associated with failures. However, despite of possible methodological difficulties and the limited complications in our series, abdominoplasty can be considered essential option for post-bariatric patients and for all those patients that have loss massive weight, because it can improve lifestyle and even psychological status.
Riberti, Carlo; I., Pezzini; Carcoforo, Paolo; Carinci, Francesco; Zollino, Ilaria; V., Candotto; V., Pinto; G. P., Morselli
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