Author(s): alQattan MM
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Abstract The results and complications of abdominoplasty in 20 consecutive multiparous women with very severe musculoaponeurotic laxity are presented. All patients presented with an abdomen that resembled a full-term pregnancy when the patient was in the erect posture. This very severe laxity was the end result of repeated pregnancies. All patients underwent a standard abdominoplasty with wide longitudinal plication using size 1 prolene sutures. Follow-up averaged 1 year. None of the patients had a major complication. However, all the patients had recurrence of the musculoaponeurotic laxity. Causes and classification of this recurrent laxity are discussed along with possible solutions.
This article was published in Br J Plast Surg
and referenced in Journal of Medical Implants & Surgery