BACKGROUND: Abdominoplasty after massive weight loss is not a cosmetic procedure. The aim of this study was to compare three different techniques for postbariatric abdominoplasty. METHODS: All postbariatric patients that have undergone abdominoplasty from January 2013 to December 2016 were included in the study. Patients were divided into 3 groups: Subjects who underwent standard procedure were allocated ingroup A; those cases performed using a synthetic glue were assigned to group B; cases performed with an energy device were inserted in group C. Operative time, length of stay and complications were recorded. RESULTS: Seventy-one abdominoplasties were performed in the selected period. Mean operative time was shorter (P<0.01) in group C (94.3±2.7 minutes) than in group A(112.1±16.8 minutes) and in group B (121±13.2 minutes). Mean length of stay was significantly reduced (P<0.01) in group C (2.4±0.7) when compared to group A (3.5±0.6 days) and group B (3.1±0.5 days). Bleeding occurred in 21 (29.5%) patients (15 in group A, 4 in groupB, 3 in group C; P<0.01). Seroma was detected in 22(30.9%) subjects (14 in group A, 2in group B, 6 in group C; P<0.01). Wound dehiscence and umbilical necrosis were recorded in 7 (9.9%) and 9 (12.6%) patients respectively, without statistical differences. CONCLUSIONS: Both synthetic glue and energy device improve outcomes of postbariatric abdominoplasties. The glue reduces rates of bleeding and seroma. The energy deviceimproves intraoperative hemostasis and shortens operative time. copy.

Abdominoplasty after bariatric surgery: Comparison of three different techniques

Pilone V.;Cutolo C.;Brongo S.
2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Abdominoplasty after massive weight loss is not a cosmetic procedure. The aim of this study was to compare three different techniques for postbariatric abdominoplasty. METHODS: All postbariatric patients that have undergone abdominoplasty from January 2013 to December 2016 were included in the study. Patients were divided into 3 groups: Subjects who underwent standard procedure were allocated ingroup A; those cases performed using a synthetic glue were assigned to group B; cases performed with an energy device were inserted in group C. Operative time, length of stay and complications were recorded. RESULTS: Seventy-one abdominoplasties were performed in the selected period. Mean operative time was shorter (P<0.01) in group C (94.3±2.7 minutes) than in group A(112.1±16.8 minutes) and in group B (121±13.2 minutes). Mean length of stay was significantly reduced (P<0.01) in group C (2.4±0.7) when compared to group A (3.5±0.6 days) and group B (3.1±0.5 days). Bleeding occurred in 21 (29.5%) patients (15 in group A, 4 in groupB, 3 in group C; P<0.01). Seroma was detected in 22(30.9%) subjects (14 in group A, 2in group B, 6 in group C; P<0.01). Wound dehiscence and umbilical necrosis were recorded in 7 (9.9%) and 9 (12.6%) patients respectively, without statistical differences. CONCLUSIONS: Both synthetic glue and energy device improve outcomes of postbariatric abdominoplasties. The glue reduces rates of bleeding and seroma. The energy deviceimproves intraoperative hemostasis and shortens operative time. copy.
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