Abdominoplasty is used for the removal of excess abdomen skin and fat and abdominal wall muscle weakness, to improve its overall contour. Pregnancy, recent weight loss, heredity factors or natural aging process can cause excess skin and fat accumulation in the abdomen;
State-of-the-art techniques are to be used to deliver the desirable results.
Ideal abdominoplasty candidates are patients with:
- Excess skin and fat
- Abdominal wall muscle weakness and dimensions
- Abdominal sagging and stretch marks
Abdominoplasty does not substitute weight loss.
About the process
Surgery in performed in a fully equipped private clinic. The process may take 2-4 hours, depending on technique and anatomy.
An anesthesiologist will consult with your physician to use the most comfortable and safe anesthesia.
Incisions and implant placement
Depending on each condition, the doctor physician will recommend either a classical or mini (new) abdominoplasty with or without liposuction. In classical abdominoplasty, incision is made i from hip to hip just above the pubic area.
A second incision is made around the navel.
The exact location and design of the lower section may vary depending on anatomy and outfit preferences. You may be asked to bring your preferable bathing suit or underwear for best incision location.
In mini abdominoplasty incision is also made in the lower pubic region, but is significantly smaller and usually lacks the U-cut around the navel. This type of abdominoplasty is mainly suggested to individuals who want minor abdominal skin excision. Depending on anatomy and expectations, the physician can recommend liposuction in combination with abdominoplasty to improve overall abdomen look.
The physician will remove excess fat and skin to tighten internal abdominal muscles and thus create the flat and shapely tummy you aspire.
Recovery and Results
Recovery time depends on the treatment followed, while healing process varies among individuals. It is normal after surgery can expect some bruising, swelling and numbness. Most patients are able to resume their daily routine within a few days and return to work within a week. You will be advised to refrain from strenuous physical activity for several weeks after surgery and use the appropriate type of support to minimize swelling and improve results.
Schedule an appointment with the physician to discuss any further questions you may have and choose the best treatment for you.