Abdominoplasty is the surgical term for the operation carried out to eliminate excess skin and fat from the abdominal region and to correct the relaxed muscle. The abdominoplasty gives a flat and firm waistline.
Abdominoplasty is the surgical term for the operation carried out to eliminate excess skin and fat from the mid to lower abdominal region. The abdominoplasty gives a flat and firm waistline.
The tummy muscles, that have been separated and weakened by pregnancy, can also be tighten at the same time and in the same procedure, if necessary.
The procedure may as well improve the appearance of stretch marks, especially those located below the navel.
This excess tissue is often the result of childbearing, or of obesity followed by considerable weight loss, both of which cause stretching or sagging of all the abdominal structures. Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging.
Sometimes this conditions are inherited. In many cases, both surgeries, abdominoplasty and liposuction are recommended to achieve better results.
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There is more than one possible procedure, in each case it is necessary to identify the type of problem and thus choose the best technique to correct the imperfection. The type of scars will depend on the patient’s anatomic condition and the need to correct the structures of the abdominal wall.
When there is an excessive amount of body fat together with elastic skin and correct abdominal muscles the imperfection is solved with a basic liposuction, the scars are barely visible.
If together with an excessive amount of fat we also find loose skin we will need to eliminate a certain amount of skin to achieve a flat abdomen. In this case the scar which remains will be above the pubis area and would be similar to that of a cesarean section.
If the abdominal muscles are also loose then they must be tightened and recontoured to achieve an optimal effect. In this case the scar is larger.
- Full blood test.
- Chest X
Complete rest is necessary during the first week following the operation. During the second week relative rest is required. From the third to the sixth week we will gradually begin to incorporate into normal activities avoiding excessive activities and efforts. During all this time some type of compression garment (such as a girdle) is essential to achieve the appropriate results.
Anesthesia: General or epidural.
Place of intervention: Hospital.
Surgery time: Between 3 – 5 hours.
Stay in hospital: 1 day.