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Comparison of Aesthetic Quality of the Final Scar in Abdominoplasty with Conventional and Mini Inverted t-Scar

Istanbul Training and Research Hospital, Department of Plastic Surgery, Istanbul 34384, Turkey
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Medicina 2019, 55(5), 142; https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55050142
Received: 5 February 2019 / Revised: 8 March 2019 / Accepted: 14 May 2019 / Published: 15 May 2019
Background and objectives: Abdominoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures. The excess skin in the conventional abdominoplasty is transversely excised and a single horizontal scar is formed. The mini inverted t-scar abdominoplasty is a modification of the “Fleur-de-lis” technique and involves the use of a small vertical incision in comparison to the long vertical incision. The aim of this technique is to lower the position of the final abdominal scar instead of addressing the horizontal laxity. In this study, we have compared the aesthetic satisfaction, width and the position of the scar with conventional abdominoplasty and mini inverted t-scar abdominoplasty. Materials and Methods: Thirty patients undergoing abdominoplasty and breast reconstruction with transverse rectus abdominis flap (TRAM) and deep inferior epigastric flap (DIEP) were included in the study. In 15 patients, abdominal closure with the conventional transverse scar was performed. In the remaining 15 patients, closure with a mini inverted t-scar was performed. Scar width, scar height and satisfaction scores were evaluated in both groups. Results: Scar widths, scar heights and patients’ and as well as surgeons’ satisfaction scores were better in the mini inverted t-scar group than the conventional group. Conclusions: The visibility of the vertical scar alone should not be a reason to avoid mini inverse t-scar abdominoplasty. Mini inverted t-scar can be an option to achieve a better hidden high-quality scar. View Full-Text
Keywords: abdominoplasty; mini inverted t-scar abdominoplasty; mini inverted t-scar
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Kurt Yazar, S.; Serin, M. Comparison of Aesthetic Quality of the Final Scar in Abdominoplasty with Conventional and Mini Inverted t-Scar. Medicina 2019, 55, 142. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55050142

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Kurt Yazar S, Serin M. Comparison of Aesthetic Quality of the Final Scar in Abdominoplasty with Conventional and Mini Inverted t-Scar. Medicina. 2019; 55(5):142. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55050142

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Kurt Yazar, Sevgi; Serin, Merdan. 2019. "Comparison of Aesthetic Quality of the Final Scar in Abdominoplasty with Conventional and Mini Inverted t-Scar" Medicina 55, no. 5: 142. https://doi.org/10.3390/medicina55050142

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