Abdominoplasty

Sagging, rugous (striated) abdominal skin and excess fat after childbirth or considerable weight loss can frequently cause problems. The pendulous abdomen – sagging like an apron– can be particularly disturbing, causing problems in dressing and personal hygiene. Abdominoplasty is the plastic surgery intervention to be opted for when excess fat cannot be removed from the abdominal wall by liposuction (as there is a skin excess too). In abdominoplasty, superfluous skin and fat layers are removed simultaneously. Weakened abdominal wall muscles can also be strengthened if required. (Abdominoplasty can also be combined with liposuction.)

After surgery, a drainage tube is left inside for 1-4- days to drain superfluous discharge. In an ideal case, the suture line remains to be a soft white scar thin as a thread. The abdomen gains its final form after 6-12 months; in case of inadequate healing, scar correction may be required.

Benefits of abdominoplasty

Less protruding belly of a more advantageous form. Most sagging or rugous (striated) skin to disappear. Improvements in bearing difficulties, pack pain, and motion. Easier personal care with no sagging belly.

Method of anaesthetization: general or epidural anaesthesia
Time of surgery: 2-3 hours
Duration of clinical treatment: 1-4 nights of hospitalization
Compression clothing or abdominal binder to be worn: 3-6 weeks
Removal of sutures: after 2-3 weeks
No sports and physical exertion: 6 weeks

Abdominoplasty

Sagging, rugous (striated) abdominal skin and excess fat can frequently cause problems. The pendulous abdomen – sagging like an apron after childbirth or considerable weight loss – can be particularly disturbing, causing problems in dressing and personal hygiene. It can also lead to static problems, waist and back pain.

Who is recommended to have abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty is the plastic surgery intervention to be opted for when excess fat cannot be removed from the abdominal wall by liposuction. In abdominoplasty, superfluous skin and fat layers are removed simultaneously. Weakened abdominal wall muscles can also be strengthened if required. (Abdominoplasty can also be combined with liposuction.)

Benefits of abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty can be used for shaping a less protruding belly of a more advantageous form. As a result of surgery most of the sagging or striated skin disappears. Posture improves, back pain can discontinue, and motion becomes more comfortable. Personal care can be made easier too.

Process of abdominoplastic surgery

The duration of abdominoplastic surgery is 2-3 hours, and clinical treatment lasts for 1-4 nights of hospitalization. The method of anaesthetization is general anaesthesia or more rarely epidural anaesthesia. There are mini, midi, traditional and modified types of abdominoplasty to be distinguished. The specific plan to be set up is always customized and subject to personal consultation and check-up. Protection against thrombosis is required in the majority of abdominoplastic surgeries.

After abdominoplasty

After abdominoplasty, a drainage tube is left inside for 1-4- days to drain superfluous discharge. It is removed before the patient leaves our Clinic. In an ideal case, the suture line remains to be a soft white scar thin as a thread. In case of inadequate healing, scar correction may be required. The abdomen gains its final form after 3-6 months of the intervention.

Sports and physical exercise are required to be suspended for 6 weeks after surgical intervention. Suture removal after abdominoplasty is due in 2-3 weeks. It is recommended to wear compression clothing or an abdominal binder for 3-6 weeks after the intervention. In the majority of cases, protection against thrombosis is required for 2-3 weeks.

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