Abdominoplasty is designed to firm and flatten the tummy. Thick and annoying stretch marks located below the navel disappear.
How good is the tummy tuck for me?
- If you plan to become pregnant or lose weight significantly should discuss these plans with your plastic surgeon.
- Abdominal scars may limit or alter the procedure.
- If you smoke you should tell your surgeon to avoid further complications.
- Diabetes and other chronic diseases are not a contraindication for surgery but require special attention and increase the risk of complications.
What can I expect from the consultation?
Dispel doubts about the procedure and see if it is right for you. The surgeon will guide about proper surgery, abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty or liposuction or a combination of these procedures.
How is the surgery performed?
- Under general or regional anesthesia, the resulting scar above the pubis located usually extending to the iliac crests and its size depends on the previous abdominal volume to high volume greater scar.
- Resection of skin marking is impossible to remove a large volume leaving minimal marks.
- Excess skin below the navel along with the fat is removed, the abdominal muscles are repositioned and sutured with a new navel placed in the same procedure.
- At the end of the procedure, a surgical drain is left to remove fluids that usually occur after this procedure.
What to do after the surgery?
- Usually the procedure is outpatient or if performed as inpatient you will require a day hospitalization, after which you must follow the instructions of the surgeon, taking prescribed antibiotics and analgesics.
- Start the use of belts, home massage therapy, wound care and stay in touch with your surgeon.
- Bulky abdomens often require further surgery to achieve the best aesthetic result.