Research Article
Volume 3 Issue 3 - 2020
Optimization of the Results in Abdominoplasty after Massive Weight Loss
Tarek Fouad Abdel-Hamid Kishk, Ahmed Abd El Aziz Taalab, Ahmed Fergany Saber and Mohamed Naeem Elnahass*
Department of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University and Department of Plastic Surgery, Shebin Elkom Teaching Hospital, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Naeem Elnahass, Department of Plastic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University and Department of Plastic Surgery, Shebin Elkom Teaching Hospital, Egypt.
Received: February 04, 2020; Published: February 21, 2020


Background/Objectives: Assess different modalities and techniques of abdominoplasty post weight loss and post bariatric patients to enhance the results and achieve more cosmetic contouring with less complications.

Subjects and Methods: This study included 21 patients by different modalities and trends abdominoplasties in post weight loss and bariatric surgery were performed in plastic surgery department - Shebin El-Kom Teaching Hospital and Menoufia University from January 2017 - September 2019.

Results: Patients’ expectations and satisfaction were varied but in most of situations, patients find their expectation right. All those who think they ‘might’ have excellent outcome subjectively have an excellent outcome beside 3 patients thought the outcome may be ‘very good’. Only one patient had unsatisfied outcome after ‘very good’ expectation. So, the total number of constant impressions were 16/21 (76.1%) while 5/21 (23.9%) of impressions had different opinions.

Generally, comparing both outcomes by Wilcoxon ranked-sum test, there were no statistically significant difference between both groups of outcomes.

There were only 3/21 (14.28%) cases developed complications in our study. These complications were seroma (2 cases) and wound infection (one case).

Conclusion: After measuring patient’s satisfaction, abdominal girths and complication rate, abdominoplasty was safe and effective maneuver for abdominal contouring with good patient selection.


Keywords: Abdominoplasty; Contour Surgery; Satisfaction


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Citation: Mohamed Naeem Elnahass., et al. “Optimization of the Results in Abdominoplasty after Massive Weight Loss”. EC Clinical and Medical Case Reports 3.3 (2020): 01-08.

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