Baroudi stitching – definition & use

Baroudi sutures are sutures used to fix the Scarpa fascia to the straight abdominal muscle fascia, performed as part of an abdominoplasty.

Professor Ricardo Baroudi (1932-2018) was a Brazilian plastic surgeon. They are referred to in English as “progressive tension sutures”.

The sutures reduce the displacement of the loosened skin soft tissue mantle over the abdominal wall after tightening surgery. This reduces the risk of wound water accumulation (seroma) and prevents the formation of wide scars.

Use of the Baroudi seams:



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