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ab·dom·i·no·plas·ty

(ab-dom'i-nō-plas-tē),
An operation performed on the abdominal wall for cosmetic purposes.
[abdomino- + G. plastos, formed]

abdominoplasty

(ăb-dŏm′ə-nō-plăs′tē, -nə-)
n. pl. abdominoplas·ties
Plastic surgery of the abdomen in which fat and skin are removed and muscles are sometimes tightened, usually for cosmetic purposes.
A usually cosmetic procedure consisting of the excision of a large horizontal ellipse of excess skin and fat from the anterior wall of the lower abdomen after multiple pregnancies or large weight loss, due to weakened abdominal muscles and sagging skin; tucks may improve stretch marks

abdominoplasty

Tummy tuck Cosmetic surgery The excision of a large horizontal ellipse of skin and fat from the anterior wall of the lower abdomen, and an upper abdominal flap is stretched to the suprapubic incision and sewn in place; the umbilicus is exteriorized through an incision in the flap at the proper level Raison d'etre Vanity Cost $4500. See Cosmetic surgery.

ab·dom·i·no·plas·ty

(ab-dom'i-nō-plas-tē)
An operation performed on the abdominal wall with reparative intent.
Synonym(s): tummy tuck.
[abdomino- + G. plastos, formed]

abdominoplasty

An operation to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen for cosmetic reasons. Large flaps of redundant tissue are cut away and the free edges stitched together. Cosmetic surgeons, who are not noted for their respect for the language, call this procedure an apronectomy. Unless that patient modifies eating habits, the effect of the operation is temporary.
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The $2.6 million increase was primarily attributable to the completion of the Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol following abdominoplasty surgery, partially offset by the completion of the Phase 3 trial of IV tramadol following bunionectomy in the same quarter last year.
Plastic surgery: Understanding abdominoplasty and liposuction.
Considering undermining of the inherent blood supply during the prior liposuction, full abdominoplasty may have led to excessive skin necrosis in the distal region.
When used in abdominoplasty patients, this method is practical in that it does not disrupt the blood circulation in the flaps.
According to a new study done by the Penn State, although abdominoplasty is classified as a cosmetic procedure, it also improves two of the most common physical complaints experienced by women after labor and delivery.
Thus, this case reports coinfection by different rapidly growing mycobacteria after abdominoplasty. However, we want to acknowledge the possibility of an identification error since different techniques were used and HPLC has more limitations compared to molecular sequencing (discussion about identification techniques and its limitations is beyond the purpose of this article) [8].
The most common cosmetic surgical procedures were liposuction (74%), abdominoplasty (58%), and breast implantation (32%); all procedures occurred during March-November 2013 (Figure), and illness onsets occurred during April-November 2013.
Bariatric surgery is not done for cosmetic reasons and should not be considered synA[degrees]onymous with liposuction or abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)," Dr Harikrishnan said.
He added: "The first thing to say is that tummy tucks or abdominoplasty on the NHS is now very tightly restricted and has been for several years.
Reverse abdominoplasty is traditionally used for correction of excess supraumbilical skin by performing epigastric lift through submammary incision [1].
Tummy tuck operations, also known as abdominoplasty, can cost between PS4,000 and PS6,500 privately.
Surgeons carried out 391 abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) operations in the region since 2010, compared to just 84 in Manchester.