Complications in endoscopic plastic surgery.Clin Plast Surg. 1995 Oct; 22(4):791-6.CP
Owing to the relatively short time endoscopic-assisted plastic surgery procedures have been done, there are few published reports of complications. The experiences of the faculty from the Endoscopy in Plastic Surgery: A consensus Multidisciplinary Symposium as well as the few published reports in the literature have been reviewed. The complications associated with endoscopic techniques are similar to those with open techniques. It is clear, however, that a subset of complications specific to endoscopic procedures exists. As endoscopic techniques and instrumentation are further developed, and as surgeons move higher up on the "learning curve", these complications should be reduced.