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Erschienen in: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 3/2007

01.06.2007 | Original Articles

Thigh and Buttock Lift After Massive Weight Loss

verfasst von: M.D., Ph.D. Claudio Cannistrà, M.D. Rodrigo Valero, M.D. Charles Benelli, M.D., Ph.D. Jean Pierre Marmuse

Erschienen in: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery | Ausgabe 3/2007

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Abstract

Background

Surgical and medical treatment of obesity involves a significant loss of weight (30–90 kg) during a short time (12–24 months). The technical procedures for treatment of skin excess on the thigh create scars on the posterior buttock fold and the inguinal fold. Since 1999, the authors have used a heart-shaped incision for buttock thigh lifts.

Methods

The authors have treated these regions with a two-step intervention. First, abdominal lipectomy and lipoaspiration of the internal and external face of the thigh are performed. Then after 6 months, the buttock thigh lift is performed using a heart-shaped incision traced previously in an anterior direction from the perianal region on the inguinal fold and spread the iliac crest to the intergluteal fold posteriorly. The skin dissection is performed on the scarpa aponeurosis so as not to damage the lymphatic system.

Results

In their experience with 15 patients, the authors had no infectious complications, or lymphorrea. The operative time was generally 3½ h. The patients did not require blood transfusions and were on sick leave for 3 to 4 weeks.

Conclusion

The surgical procedure that we propose reduces the complications and the surgical time with a good result.
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Metadaten
Titel
Thigh and Buttock Lift After Massive Weight Loss
verfasst von
M.D., Ph.D. Claudio Cannistrà
M.D. Rodrigo Valero
M.D. Charles Benelli
M.D., Ph.D. Jean Pierre Marmuse
Publikationsdatum
01.06.2007
Erschienen in
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery / Ausgabe 3/2007
Print ISSN: 0364-216X
Elektronische ISSN: 1432-5241
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s00266-006-0060-5