Importance of Postoperative Hydration and Lower Extremity Elevation in Preventing Deep Venous Thrombosis in Full Abdominoplasty: A Report on 450 Consecutive Cases Over a 37-Year Period
Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery | 27 May 2015
JE Keiter, D Johns and WB Rockwell
Abdominoplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure and has a higher rate of postoperative deep venous thrombosis (DVT) than any other such surgery. DVT prevention remains an important topic in the plastic surgery community. Many surgeons avoid DVT chemoprophylaxis, because they are concerned about the risk of postoperative bleeding.
* Data courtesy of Altmetric.com