This Surgery Spotlight will provide an in depth look at a No-Drain Lipo Abdominoplasty procedure performed by Dr. Karol Gutowski from Chicago, Illinois. Watch as Dr. Gutowski performs the No-Drain technique using progressive tension sutures to bring the abdominal skin flap down to the abdominal wall, closing off the dead space with barbed mono-directional sutures. Followed by lipo abdominoplasty, in which indirect undermining using the liposuction cannula, allows for more liposuction and more lipo aspirate without compromising the skin flap. Liposuction of the abdominal flap will thin it and give a better result when combined with the abdominoplasty.
Upon completion of this video, you should be able to:
- Recognize the benefit and components of a No-Drain Lipo Abdominoplasty procedure.
- Identify steps for defining problem area where liposuction will be performed including location of access incisions.
- Recall techniques and benefits of performing standard liposuction on awake patient.
- Identify the benefit of using progressive tension sutures, specifically barbed sutures.
- List best practices for care post-procedure.
Faculty: Karol Gutowski, MD
AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM: 1.0
Patient Safety Credit: 0.0
Media: Video, Journal Article
Release Date: 10/17/2019
Expiration Date: 10/17/2022
Estimated time to complete this course: 1 hour
Directly provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS®)
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The ASPS designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This educational activity is intended for plastic surgery practitioners, residents, and other healthcare professionals interested in translating expanded knowledge into practice for the improvement of patient outcomes in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Board member, Merz ($5,001-$10,000); Grant recipient relationship Karol A. Gutowski, MD LLC
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