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NCT ID: NCT02196779 Completed - Clinical trials for Abdominal Skin Redundancy

Laser Fluorescent Imaging of Abdominal Skin During Abdominoplasty

Start date: July 2014
Phase: N/A
Study type: Observational [Patient Registry]

Abdominoplasty is a common cosmetic operation. Some investigators believe that the risk of complications is reduced by limiting the operative dissection. However, this can compromise the quality of the result. This study was undertaken to investigate the blood supply of the abdominoplasty skin flap during surgery using laser fluorescent imaging. An imaging agent is injected and the fluorescence is recorded using a near-infrared laser. The blood supply is tested after a limited dissection and then after a traditional dissection to determine whether an extended dissection reduces the skin circulation. The study hypothesis is that there is no difference in blood supply and the traditional abdominoplasty does not compromise skin circulation.