Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck


Abdominoplasty is the operation consisting of removal of excess skin and abdominal fat and correcting the muscle flaccidity. This situation of excess skin and relaxation of the abdominal wall usually occurs in patients who have had weight gain and subsequent loss or women who have had multiple pregnancies. The flatter tummy gets a firmer abdomen and a narrower waist.

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, practiced an incision above the pubic hair that extends to the hips. the skin of the abdomen is released and, if necessary, reinforce the abdominal muscles with stitches. It is pulled down and excess skin is removed.

After surgery the patient wear a special belt, reinforced with a bandage, according to each individual case. The scars around the navel and the lower abdomen better over the course of time. However, in some cases it is necessary to perform a scar revision under local anesthesia. More than any other cosmetic surgery is worth the phrase “the surgeon and the patient suture scar.”

Possible, though rare complications include loss of vitality (necrosis) in the skin above the pubic bone that may require a longer postoperative treatment. Also seromas and / or hematomas requiring evacuation may occur.

What is a tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure aimed at removing excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and strengthen the muscles of the abdominal wall. This procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of the abdomen bulging (colloquially known as “casing”). In return, leaving a permanent scar, which, depending on the extent of the original problem and the surgery required to correct it, can be longer or shorter.
If you are considering undergoing a tummy tuck, you will get basic information about the surgery, when indicated, how it’s performed and what results can be expected. However, it is impossible for all your questions remain unanswered, since they largely depend on personal factors and surgeon preferences.