Abdominoplasty with Combined Surgery

Michele A. Shermak

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Abdominoplasty is the fifth most common cosmetic plastic surgery procedure performed in the United States and combining it with other procedures has become more the norm than the outlier. Liposuction is the most common adjunctive procedure, followed by breast surgery, lower back lift, and thigh lift, in addition to hernia repair and gynecologic procedures. The goal of these combination procedures includes creating more global aesthetic improvement while protecting patients from complications, based on consideration of confounding medical variables and increased risks presented by surgery of prolonged duration and exposure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)365-377
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2020


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Hernia repair
  • Lipoabdominoplasty
  • Lower body lift
  • Mommy makeover
  • Surgical safety
  • VTE prophylaxis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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