The Global Prevalence of Seroma After Abdominoplasty: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Salari N., Fatahi B., Bartina Y., Kazeminia M., Heydari M., Mohammadi M., ...More

AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGERY, vol.45, no.6, pp.2821-2836, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00266-021-02365-6
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.2821-2836
  • Keywords: Abdominoplasty, Meta-analysis, Seroma, Systematic review
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


Background Abdominoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed worldwide. Seroma is also the most common local complication associated with abdominoplasty, which increases care costs, reduces patient satisfaction, and has serious complications for patients. Results of previous studies report different levels of seroma prevalence after abdominoplasty. The aim of this study is to standardize the statistics of the prevalence of seroma after abdominoplasty using meta-analysis.