Abdominoplasty is a surgical operation to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles. Usually this operation is done in cases of excessive deposition of adipose tissue on the abdomen, stretching of the skin after pregnancy or significant weight loss, the presence of scars in the lower abdomen after previous operations. The appearance of the whole body improves with the removal of the skin-fat “apron” (excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen), and the restoration of a more harmonious contour of the figure. This operation is not intended to reduce weight or to treat obesity.
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The operation is usually performed under general anesthesia. Excess adipose tissue and skin in the lower third of the abdomen are removed, the abdominal muscles are tightened. Usually it is necessary to move the navel to a new position. Although scars are an inevitable result of any operation, aesthetic abdominoplasty uses special techniques to make scars as invisible as possible. In most cases, scars can be hidden in natural folds such as a bikini line. At the same time, the appearance of scars is determined by the individual reaction of the tissues and the features of the healing processes, which may differ for different people. The best results are achieved in patients with a weight close to normal, when there is sagging skin on the front surface of the abdominal wall or a moderately pronounced excess of fat, or protrusion of the abdominal muscles.
The result of this operation is usually stable, although significant fluctuations in weight or subsequent pregnancy may somewhat reduce the effect. Usually, after abdominoplasty, several days of hospital stay are required. It is sometimes possible to stay during the day. The length of hospitalization depends on the general state of health and the volume of the operation. The duration of the postoperative period is from two to six weeks. Most patients return to work in ten to fifteen days. Intensive exercise is prohibited for 1.5-2 months after surgery. During the same time, it is recommended that you wear special compression underwear for optimal healing and to achieve the aesthetically correct contour of the abdomen.
Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is an operation to remove excess fat from the abdomen. Such operations are in great demand among overweight women. In fact, abdominoplasty of the abdomen is used when other methods and operations to remove excess fat for any reason are impossible. That is, such an operation is an extreme measure, the last exit, since such an operation is much more dangerous and more difficult, for example, liposuction.
Plastic surgery helps people, most often women, become more beautiful, younger, more desirable and more confident in themselves.