with great interest we have read the case series “Circumferential Superficial- Fascia- Lift of the Lower Trunk: Surgical technique and retrospective review of 50 cases.” by Koller and Hintringer.
1The authors describe their experience in 50 cases with a circumferential superficial-fascia-lift of the lower trunk and report a very low rate of complications in general, especially seroma formation and hematoma and bleeding. They attribute their rate to a superficial fat plane dissection, which they assume to be beneficial due to lower lymphatic vessel harvest compared to deep plane preparation, as well as to the use of an ultrasonically activated scalpel.
- Koller M.
- Hintringer T.
Circumferential superficial- fascia- lift of the lower trunk: surgical technique and retrospective review of 50 cases.
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Published online: November 24, 2011
Accepted: November 6, 2011
Received: September 13, 2011
© 2011 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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- Circumferential superficial fascia lift of the lower trunk: Surgical technique and retrospective review of 50 casesJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic SurgeryVol. 65Issue 4
- PreviewThe superficial fascia of the lower trunk has been described in its functional importance as a lifting layer by Lockwood in the early 1990s. Preparation more superficially is supposed to reduce the rate of seroma formation in abdominoplasty procedures. Using the superficial fascia in circumferential bodycontouring procedures of the lower trunk is assumed to combine these benefits.