Introduction: Since 35 years ago, the classic dermolipectomy, and later, thorsoplasty, were practically the only suitable surgical procedures to improve the corporal outline. With the introduction of liposuction, more and more techniques were developed until the actual days, where the association between liposuction with the exeresis of dermo-fat tissue allowed quite gratifying results, besides more disguised scars. Methods: Observing 750 patients operated abdominoplasty, in the last 15 years, we were taken to consider four possibilities for indication in the abdominal segment: Pure and simple liposuction, classic dermolipectomy, lipoabdominoplasty (Saldanha's procedure) and mini lipoabdominoplasty. We divided the treatment of the abdominal outline in four options, as follows: 1. pure and simple liposuction; 2. classical dermolipectomy; 3. lipoabdominoplastia (Saldanha's technique); 4. mini lipoabdominoplasty (Lipshaped technique) This proposed procedure of mini lipoabdominoplasty is indicated in patients with small or medium apron, with or without diastases of the muscles rectum abdominal, or even thin patients that presented high location of the navel. Results: This procedure allowed us the maintenance of the original navel, with natural result, low inferior scar that can be easily hided, even for a bikini, besides the benefits of the associated liposuction.
Keywords: Lipectomy. Abdomen/surgery. Surgery, plastic/methods.