Introduction: The abdominoplasty is a considered surgery of easy execution, as much that doctors of other specialties if venture in executing it. On the other hand, this surgery always was associated the great complications, exactly in skillful hands. With advent of the lipoplasty and its association the abdominoplasty, this surgery gained new routes and possibilities, demanding of the specialists a still more ample formation. Objective: To demonstrate a method developed throughout four years and to evaluate resulted and complications of the lipoabdominoplasty with selective to ungle described for Saldanha in 2001, applied in all the cases of indication of classic abdominoplasty in association or not with other surgeries. Methods: 157 cases of lipoabdominoplasty had been studied retrospectively, excepting only the cases of great abdominal aprons where the described criteria had not been obeyed to all, as the preservation of the fascia of Scarpa. Results: In the studied group it had significant reduction of complications as, for example, necrosis of remnant, seroma and hematoma. Conclusion: The lipoabdominoplasty is a safe procedure, of easy execution and with very low index of complications, since that the criteria of security of the technique are respected.
Keywords: Abdome/surgery. Lipectomy. Plastic surgery.