We have come a long way since the days when abdominal wall contouring was p- formed by simple dermolipectomies, with no attention to diastasis correction and muscular reinforcement, and little regard for the final aesthetic result. Nowadays, an abdominoplasty may be indicated for even the most demanding of patients. Details such as placement of the incision and umbilicoplasty are meticulously planned so as to conceal undesirable scars. Since the advent of suction-assisted lipectomy, in as- ciation with a classical operation or as an isolated procedure, the plastic surgeon has become capable of remodeling the entire trunk, assuring removal of considerable amounts of adipose tissue. Drs. Shiffman and Mirrafati have brought all of these aspects together, in this most timely book, Aesthetic Surgery of the Abdominal Wall. Here the reader will find an all-encompassing textbook, written in collaboration with outstanding colleagues, all of whom have contributed to this field of plastic s- gery that has been of particular interest to me. I am sure that, for both the younger and the more experienced surgeon, this book will become a reference text, covering all aspects of plastic abdominal surgery. Ivo Pitanguy, MD Preface This book on aesthetic surgery of the abdominal wall is an attempt to bring together the existing knowledge on body contouring of the abdomen. The major emphasis is on abdominoplasty and liposuction of the abdomen with the various combinations and techniques.
How-to-do manual for all procedures of abdominoplasty and liposuction
Written by noted authorities in plastic surgery
Anatomy of the Abdominal Wall.- Anesthesia for Liposuction and Abdominoplasty.- Tumescent Anesthesia for Abdominal Liposuction.- Abdominoplasty History and Techniques.- Patient Consultation and Instructions for Abdominoplasty.- Abdominolipoplasty: Classification and Patient Selection.- Mini-abdominoplasty.- Full Abdominoplasty.- Personal Approach to Aesthetic Abdominal Deformities.- Abdominoplasty Technique: A Personal Approach.- Horseshoe Abdominoplasty.- Umbilical Approach in Aesthetic Abdominal Surgery.- Abdominoplasty With Only Cutaneous Resection and Without Deep Detachment.- Endoscopic Intracorporeal Abdominoplasty.- Umbilical Reconstruction in Abdominoplasty.- Prevention and Management of Abdominoplasty Complications.- Avoiding Abdominal Wall Necrosis in Abdominoplasty.- History of Liposuction.- Patient Consultation and Instructions for Liposuction.- Vibrotumescent Liposuction of the Abdominal Wall.- Syringe Liposculpture of the Abdomen.- Megaliposculpture and Therapeutic Megaliposculpture.- Liposuction of the Abdominal Wall Followed by Abdominoplasty.- Extensive Abdominoplasty and Large Volume Lipoplasty.- Prevention and Treatment of Liposuction Complications.- Guidelines for the Prevention of Thromboembolism.- Medical Legal Aspects of Aesthetic Surgery of the Abdominal Wall.