Dr. Remus Repta: Welcome to our discussion on Ethnicity in Cosmetic Surgery. I’m Dr. Remus Repta. Let's take a look at scarring elasticity and aging with regards to skin thickness, the amount and resolution of fat, as well as the skeletal structure of an Abdominoplasty patient. We have three patients here, the first patient is an African-American patient. As you can see, she has excessive subcutaneous fat, a moderate to severe amount of skin laxity and abdominal wall laxity.

She underwent in a full Abdominoplasty with liposuction of the abdominal wall and flanks to achieve more concrete and refine abdominal shape. This is unconscious, the second patient was a Caucasian patient and has little excess skin laxity as well as little excess subcutaneous fat. This patient in contrast into the endoscopic Abdominoplasty since we do not really need to remove any skin.

Realizing her C-section scar, we tighten her abdominal wall and achieve the result by using here more with the need for liposuction or a large decision to remove excess skin. The third patient is a Mediterranean patient. We can see she has all things in between the first patient which is African-American patient and the second patient. Her skeletal structure, the amount of skin excess and the amount of subcutaneous fat is in between the previous two patients. She also underwent a full Abdominoplasty with some liposuction of the abdominal wall and flanks, however less than the African-American patient that we revealed. Her before and after photos are also show excellent results improving the abdominal contouring needs specific to her ethnic qualities.

Thank you very much for joining us with this presentation of the Ethnicity in Cosmetic surgery as related to Abdominoplasty procedure.

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