Primary care doctor's perception about the scope of plastic surgeons: A national survey
CONCLUSIONS: There is a clear underestimation of the role of plastic surgery in a wide range of conditions, which may lead to the downsizing of plastic surgery departments in the national health system. It is of utmost importance to educate primary care doctors so that patients are referred correctly and in a timely manner.PMID:37924719 | DOI:10.1016/j.bjps.2023.10.072 (Source: Hand Surgery)
Source: Hand Surgery - November 4, 2023 Category: Surgery Authors: Daniel Baptista Filipa Poleri Rui Casimiro Maria da Luz Barroso Hor ácio Costa Source Type: research

Occurrence and treatment of peripheral nerve injuries after cosmetic surgeries
Although non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic procedures increasingly dominate the cosmetic market, traditional plastic surgery remains the most effective improvement method. One of the most common complications in plastic surgery, peripheral nerve injuries, though has a low incidence but intrigued plastic surgeons globally. In this article, a narrative review was conducted using several databases (PubMed, EMBASE, Scopus, and Web of Science) to identify peripheral nerve injuries following cosmetic surgeries such as blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, rhytidectomy, breast surgeries, and abdominoplasty. Surgery-related ner...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - October 20, 2023 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Exploring the Potential of ChatGPT-4 in Responding to Common Questions About Abdominoplasty: An AI-Based Case Study of a Plastic Surgery Consultation
ConclusionsAlthough ChatGPT-4 shows promise as a resource for patient education, continuous improvements and rigorous checks are essential for its beneficial integration into healthcare settings. The study emphasizes the need for further research, particularly focused on improving the personalization and accuracy of AI responses.Level of Evidence V This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - September 28, 2023 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

The role of component separation in the treatment of severe diastasis recti abdominis: a new indication for a known technique
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study describing the component separation technique use in cases of DRA without hernia, associated to abdominoplasty surgery. Preliminary results were encouraging, but larger series are required.PMID:37750652 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202309_33584 (Source: Pharmacological Reviews)
Source: Pharmacological Reviews - September 26, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: U Redi J Kaciulyte D Marino J Nanni F Lo Torto M Marcasciano D Ribuffo C Alfano M Mazzocchi Source Type: research

The role of component separation in the treatment of severe diastasis recti abdominis: a new indication for a known technique
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study describing the component separation technique use in cases of DRA without hernia, associated to abdominoplasty surgery. Preliminary results were encouraging, but larger series are required.PMID:37750652 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202309_33584 (Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences)
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - September 26, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: U Redi J Kaciulyte D Marino J Nanni F Lo Torto M Marcasciano D Ribuffo C Alfano M Mazzocchi Source Type: research

The role of component separation in the treatment of severe diastasis recti abdominis: a new indication for a known technique
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study describing the component separation technique use in cases of DRA without hernia, associated to abdominoplasty surgery. Preliminary results were encouraging, but larger series are required.PMID:37750652 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202309_33584 (Source: Pharmacological Reviews)
Source: Pharmacological Reviews - September 26, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: U Redi J Kaciulyte D Marino J Nanni F Lo Torto M Marcasciano D Ribuffo C Alfano M Mazzocchi Source Type: research

The role of component separation in the treatment of severe diastasis recti abdominis: a new indication for a known technique
CONCLUSIONS: This is the first study describing the component separation technique use in cases of DRA without hernia, associated to abdominoplasty surgery. Preliminary results were encouraging, but larger series are required.PMID:37750652 | DOI:10.26355/eurrev_202309_33584 (Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences)
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - September 26, 2023 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: U Redi J Kaciulyte D Marino J Nanni F Lo Torto M Marcasciano D Ribuffo C Alfano M Mazzocchi Source Type: research

Management of the Musculoaponeurotic Layer in Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty has evolved in the last few decades, especially the treatment of the myoaponeurotic deformities. Bulging, lack of definition of the abdominal contour, should be understood and treated according to the individual deformity. Many types of deformities have been recognized and treatment respects the local anatomy in most cases. Scientific basis that consolidate these treatments are discussed as well as possible recurrences and pitfalls of these techniques. The histological composition of muscles and fascia are also discussed and anatomical details help to enrich the knowledge of the correction of this layer. Spe...
Source: Clinics in Plastic Surgery - September 21, 2023 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Authors: Fabio Xerfan Nahas, Lydia Masako Ferreira Source Type: research

Learning from Abdominoplasty to Reduce the Seroma Rate following Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator Flap with Umbilectomy
J Reconstr Microsurg DOI: 10.1055/a-2153-4629 Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc. 333 Seventh Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10001, USAArticle in Thieme eJournals: Table of contents  |  Full text (Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery)
Source: Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery - September 20, 2023 Category: Surgery Authors: Seretis, Konstantinos Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Do Small Scars Lead to Better Results? Analysis of Long-term Outcomes and Satisfaction of Patients Undergoing Anchor-line Abdominoplasty Following Massive Weight Loss
ConclusionDespite its long scars, the anchor-line pattern shows an overall higher satisfaction, due to the possibility of reducing the abdomen both cranio-caudally and circumferentially. These findings might be an important guide when approaching abdominoplasty in post-bariatric patients, debunking the myth “shorter is better”.Level of Evidence VThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - September 7, 2023 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Obesity as a Risk Factor in Cosmetic Abdominal Body Contouring: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
ConclusionsThis review demonstrates obesity increased odds of postoperative complications following cosmetic abdominal BC. However, risk of complications does not continue to increase with higher obesity class. A BMI  ≥ 30 kg/m2 should not be a strict contraindication to cosmetic abdominal BC. Instead, plastic surgeons should evaluate patients on a case-by-case basis.Level of Evidence IIIThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer....
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - August 29, 2023 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Combined Surgery (Mommy-Makeover) Compared to Single Procedure (Abdominoplasty) in After-Pregnancy Women: A Prospective Study on Risks and Benefits
ConclusionsCombined surgery proved not to be inferior in terms of patient safety. At the same time, the effectiveness in improving diastasis-related symptoms is fully comparable with single surgery. Treatment group showcases a considerable superiority in terms of body-image perception improvement and overall patient satisfaction.Level of Evidence IVThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/00266. (Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery)
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - August 23, 2023 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research

Patient Characteristics and Spending Among Individuals Undergoing Ambulatory Panniculectomy and Abdominoplasty in the US from 2016 to 2019
ConclusionsRates of abdominal contouring surgery in the ambulatory setting have increased in recent years especially among individuals with previous bariatric surgery. There are important demographic and clinical differences between patients who underwent functional panniculectomy and cosmetic abdominoplasty including primary payer, comorbidities, and racial identity.Level of Evidence IIIThis journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authorswww.springer.com/002...
Source: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery - August 21, 2023 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: research