Scarless cholecystectomy: laparoscopic cholecystectomy with abdominoplasty

Indian J Surg. 2012 Dec;74(6):486-8. doi: 10.1007/s12262-012-0467-y. Epub 2012 Mar 22.


Three patients presented to our hospital with abdominal wall laxity and symptomatic cholelithiasis. All of them wanted to undergo a cosmetic procedure (abdominoplasty) to reduce the abdominal wall laxity. They were also diagnosed to have cholelithiasis and had intermittent episodes of pain in the right upper quadrant of the abdomen. The ports for laparoscopic cholecystectomy were made in such a way that all the ports sites were removed in the skin flap that was excised during abdominoplasty, and there was no scar in the upper abdomen. The procedure was completed without leaving any telltale signs of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, and this led to a better cosmetic result from the patients' point of view.

Keywords: Cholecystectomy with abdominoplasty; Scarless cholecystectomy.