Complete abdominoplasty

A slim abdomen is important both in terms of health and aesthetics. A healthy diet or exercise program for the abdomen is sometimes insufficient to eliminate the accumulation of fat and "fallen skin" in the abdominal area; Then we can call for abdominoplasty.

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen; Sometimes also involves abdominal muscle toning procedures
Abdominoplasty may be total or partial. During partial abdominoplasty, only abdominal tissues below the navel are reshaped and mobilized, remaining there. It can eventually be associated with liposuction in the upper abdomen and / or the flanks
However, if there is an exaggerated laxity and upper abdominal skin (above the navel), a total abdomen correction is needed - total abdominoplasty.

In this case, the above-mentioned umbilical tissues should be mobilized and should be repositioned. It is a bigger operation that is often associated with flare liposuction, lipectomy or correction of diastasis of abdominal muscles (musculature is toned by suture)

Frequently Asked Questions Is abdominoplasty indicated for me?

Abdominoplasty is indicated for women and men with a good physical condition but with abdominal skin, with or without enlarged abdominal skin volume. The best candidates for abdominoplasty meet the following conditions:

Excess flax skin, fallen, abdominal
A abdomen that protrudes and is disproportionally with the rest of the body Abdominal muscles flexed due to multiple pregnancies or aging Excess fat concentrated under the skin of the abdomen

If you intend to become pregnant or follow a weight loss diet, you must inform your surgeon about these plans. Abdominal scars obtained from previous surgery can limit abdominoplasty results.
What is the abdominoplasty consultation?

During your consultation, your surgeon will assess your physical and emotional health. You need to be prepared to provide accurate and complete information about:

Previous surgical interventions Past or present Medication currently administered including herbal remedies or dietary supplements
Your surgeon will evaluate:

Abdominal skin quality
Locating existing scars
The amount of oily excess fat
Abdominal Muscle Status
Your surgeon might suggest other treatments to get the desired results. For example, some patients could benefit from liposuction as the only abdominal procedure.
What is abdominoplasty surgery?

Generally, a horizontal incision is placed just above the pubic area. The length of the incision, which extends between the two bones of the pelvis, depends on the amount of skin to be removed. In other words, the more skin to remove, the longer the incision will be. In women, the incision should be placed below the swimsuit when possible. Skin that contains stretch marks can be removed as well. In people with a large amount of fallen skin a secondary incision can be made around the navel and the total abdominoplasty will be performed. In this way the excess skin above the navel is separated from the deep tissues, mobilized to the pubic area and then excised.
What other methods of abdominoplasty still exist?

Traditional abdominoplasty is not the best method in some selected cases. Partial abdominoplasty or "mini" abdominoplasty addresses the lower abdomen and does not require incision around the navel. So this technique will not correct the fallen skin over the navel
Liposuction as a unique method can be beneficial if there is good skin elasticity and a favorable muscle tone. What risks involve abdominoplasty?
Every year, thousands of people benefit from this surgery without experiencing major complications. During the consultation, your surgeon will provide you with both the risks and the benefits of this intervention.
What are preoperative preparations for abdominoplasty?

Once the surgical day is established, you will receive information on both the preoperative and postoperative period:

You should avoid medicines that could complicate surgery or recovery Avoid smoking for at least two weeks, before and after surgery Clinical and paraclinical investigations to assess health.
Abdominoplasty is performed in an operating room under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. You will be given appropriate medication to get the desired comfort for the duration of the procedure.
How will the postoperative period be in the case of abdominoplasty?
After completing the intervention, you will be transported to a recovery salon. Most often during the operation you will be fitted with drainage tubes to prevent the accumulation of fluids. Any form of discomfort is prevented by specific medication. The operative area will be dressed with elastic bandages. As soon as possible, you are advised to mobilize as early as possible.
Although each body heals differently, it is possible to draw some general lines:

First week:

Remove the drain tubes Remove the suture material (sometimes at 10-12 days)
After 7-8 weeks:

You can give up the elastic garment
Gradually increased physical effort Echimosis and edema will gradually diminish and the first definitive results appear.
Massage therapy should be started, the most appropriate type of massage being the endermological.

After 3-4 months:

The final results of the intervention

Sensation of numbness and incorporation disappears gradually, incision line begins to fade
In the months following this intervention, it is important to give the skin extra care that avoids exposure to the sun and avoiding dark clothes on sunny days. The heat absorbed by the dark color of the garments can cause burns in the skin and complicate recovery.

Immediately after surgery, you will notice a noticeable difference in your body shape. Many patients find this change a source of increased self-confidence.
Abdominoplasty has long-lasting results unless there is a pronounced increase in weight. Over time, the severity and aging process can cause a loss of skin elasticity. In this case, your surgeon will suggest additional treatments to restore the abdominal contour as naturally as possible.

More post-operative consultations are needed to allow your physician to evaluate the results over a longer period of time.
Although treatment is very effective, however, 1% of patients do not get the desired results!
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