A Novel Skin Marking Technique for Excess Skin Resection by Fleur-de-lis Abdominoplasty

Valderi Vieira da Silva Junior
2017 Journal of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery  
Fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty is used in vertical and horizontal correction of excess skin. However, determining how much skin to resect can be challenging. In this paper we describe a high-precision skin marking technique for this purpose. Patients and methods: Between April 2012 and June 2016, 24 patients of both sexes were submitted to fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty under peridural anesthesia and sedation, without liposuction, by the same surgeon. Results: The average age was 44 years (range:
more » ... 4 years (range: 23-61). The mean duration of surgery was 144 min (range: 120-160). All scars were adequately aligned. Conclusion: The technique was found to be safe and easy to perform and reproduce. Moreover, high precision helps avoid sinuous and tense scars. Level IV: Evidence obtained from multiple time series with or without the intervention, such as case studies. Dramatic results in uncontrolled trials might also be regarded as this type of evidence.
doi:10.4172/2472-1905.100029 fatcat:gqqtsxhrk5hptl4y3cbz3dtlze