Outcome of Scalpel and Electrocautery in Abdominoplasty and Seroma Formation- A Comparative Study
Outcome of Scalpel and Electrocautery in Abdominoplasty and Seroma Formation
Background: The abdominoplasty is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedures. The present study was conducted to compare scalpel and electrocautery in abdominoplasty and its complications. Subjects and Methods: The present study was conducted on 62 patients of both genders underwent abdominoplasty. Patients were divided into 2 groups of 31 each. Group I comprised of patients in which dissection with scalpel was done and group II patients underwent abdominoplasty with electrocautery forceps. In both groups, seroma formation was recorded. Results: Males were 30 and females were 32. Seroma was seen in 6 in group I and 4 in group II. Drain output was 120.2 milliliters in group I and 82.6 milliliters in group II. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found both techniques effective in abdominoplasty. Seroma was most common complication seen in both techniques.