Max R. Lehfeldt, MD • Pasadena, California
Case in brief
Poor aesthetic outcomes and recurrent umbilical herniation after 6 attempts to correct. Revision abdominoplasty was performed, using SERI® Surgical Scaffold for soft tissue support and repair.
A 48-year-old female presented for an elective revision abdominoplasty; she had undergone 6 unsuccessful abdominoplasties. The patient had a history of recurrent umbilical herniation, but she was otherwise in good health. She had poor abdominal contour; a wide, high abdominal scar; and no waist definition. On physical examination, Dr. Lehfeldt found thin abdominal-wall soft tissue, and palpable underlying plication sutures.
The surgical plan included repair of the recurrent umbilical hernia and midline fascial plication. Dr. Lehfeldt planned to lower the high and wide abdominal scar. SERI® Surgical Scaffold would be placed as an overlay for soft tissue reinforcement of the abdominal wall to support the repeat plication and umbilical hernia repair.
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Facilitates Neovascularization (As Early As 2 Days)† and Native Tissue Generation Over Time1,*
Support and Strength From Native Tissue1,*