Academia Journal of Surgery <p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Academia Journal of Surgery (AJS)</strong> is an open-access; freely accessible, online and print Bi-Annual peer-reviewed international journal publishes a wide spectrum of advanced research in different fields of surgery and surgical sciences, covering etiology, diagnosis, therapy and prognosis aspects. <br> <strong>Online ISSN: 2663-8347 | Print ISSN: 2663-8339</strong></p> College of Medicine and Health Science, DireDawa University, Ethiopia. en-US Academia Journal of Surgery 2663-8339 Outcome of Scalpel and Electrocautery in Abdominoplasty and Seroma Formation- A Comparative Study <p><strong>Background: </strong>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. <strong>Subjects and Methods: </strong>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. <strong>Results: </strong>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&lt; 0.05). <strong>Conclusion: </strong>Authors found both techniques effective in abdominoplasty. Seroma was most common complication seen in both techniques.</p> Hemant Goyal Ram Avtar ##submission.copyrightStatement## 2019-08-18 2019-08-18 2 2 1 3