Liposuction; Researchers at Yale University Target Liposuction
Pharma Law Weekly
(2008-06-17) P. 2109
Researchers from Yale University recently conducted a study to determine the results of combining in-depth lipoplasty with an altered transverse abdominoplasty. The researchers placed 114 patients in four groups. The first group got abdominal liposuction, while the second group received typical W-pattern incision line abdominoplasty. The third group got modified transverse incision abdominoplasty, and the last group received inverted V-pattern dissection abdominoplasty.
The researchers found that modified transverse abdominoplasty, along with extensive liposuction and restricted paramedian supraumbilical dissection, yielded less complications and dissatisfaction than did typical abdominoplasty. The researchers stated that this may be because of a lowered tension midline closure in the suprapublic area, decreased lateral undermining in the upper abdomen, and more preservation of intercoastal artery blood flow to the flap.
The researchers published their findings in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery journal.