There have been various refinements in abdominoplasty techniques. These have primarily been aimed at reducing the scar, giving a better contour to the abdomen and restoring a youthful appearance. One of the problems with the traditional abdominoplasty incisions is the long length of the scar. The discrepancy in the length of the upper and lower incisions while performing dermolipectomy is the prime reason for the dog ear at the lateral end of the incision. This resultant dog ear at the lateral end necessitates increasing the length of the scar to correct it.
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Published online: September 06, 2012
☆Presented in part at APSICON 2010, Association of Plastic Surgeons of India, Goa, India; 26 October 2010.
© 2012 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.