Abdominoplasty is the surgical removal of excess skin and abdominal fat.
By means of this surgery the correction of the abdominal flaccidity is obtained by effects of the age, pregnancies or changes of weight.
Abdominoplasty is the surgical removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen. By means of this surgery the correction of the abdominal flaccidity is obtained by effects of the age, pregnancies or changes of weight.
The abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure whose purpose is to remove excess skin and fat from the mid and lower abdomen and strengthen the muscles of the abdominal wall that has been lost.
All this is usually given in patients who have had weight gain and loss later or in women who have had several pregnancies.
These muscular alterations never improve with muscular exercise or with aesthetic treatments. The only way to get the muscles together to get a flat abdomen and regain waist is through a tummy tuck surgery. That is to say: with the abdominoplasty a flatter, firmer abdomen is obtained and a narrower waist delineating a harmonic body silhouette.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, an incision is made above the area of the pubic hair (which allows the scar to be perfectly concealed by the underwear or bathing suit), which extends to the hips, followed by a detachment From the skin of the abdomen to the lower part of the sternum, thus allowing access to the muscular surface of the abdomen in order to correct the separation of the rectus abdominus muscles through a double suture of great firmness known in medical terms as abdominal plication . The excess skin is then pulled down and removed, one or more drains are placed and a suture is made by planes. The patient is placed in a compressive garment that will be worn for 30 days.
After the operation is usually very normal that the patient may not be fully erected during the first few days but as the days go by, she can. It is also normal to have the sensation of pressure, the sensitivity of the operated area recovers little by little and it takes about 6 to 12 months to recover completely.
ABDOMINOPLASTY - Before and After
Plastic Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
Is it a painful procedure?
It can produce painful symptomatology especially the first 48 hours, during which time it will be treated with intrahospital analgesia, avoiding the sensation of pain, after this time the pain is usually managed with oral analgesics.
Will the outcome of the surgery change if I become pregnant again or gain weight?
It is common for results to be affected if there are later pregnancies or weight fluctuations after the procedure.
Normally 15 days after the procedure can be conducted, unless otherwise specified.