28 May 2017


Sometimes the skin excess is not enough to make a cutaneous resection to the level of the umbilicus. It is then more prudent to do in addition to the classic horizontal scar a short vertical scar. This avoids excessive traction, which can lead to a high positioning of the horizontal scar and / or cutaneous necrosis. It is an intermediate solution between complete abdominoplasty and partial abdominoplasty. In the latter case, the umbilicus is detached from the underlying musculo-aponeurotic plane and is sometimes placed very low because of the cutaneous resection which may be important.

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