Abstract

A Novel Skin Marking Technique for Excess Skin Resection by Fleur-de-lis Abdominoplasty

Introduction: Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty is used in vertical and horizontal correction of excess skin. However, determining how much skin to resect can be challenging. In this paper we describe a high-precision skin marking technique for this purpose.

Patients and methods: Between April 2012 and June 2016, 24 patients of both sexes were submitted to fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty under peridural anesthesia and sedation, without liposuction, by the same surgeon.

Results: The average age was 44 years (range: 23-61). The mean duration of surgery was 144 min (range: 120-160). All scars were adequately aligned.

Conclusion: The technique was found to be safe and easy to perform and reproduce. Moreover, high precision helps avoid sinuous and tense scars.

Level IV: Evidence obtained from multiple time series with or without the intervention, such as case studies. Dramatic results in uncontrolled trials might also be regarded as this type of evidence.


Author(s):

Valderi Vieira da Silva Júnior



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