Abdominoplasty is a truly effective method for the aesthetic and functional reconstruction of the lower abdomen as well as for the waistline diminution. Suggested equally for men and women with extended skin laxity that does not allow simple liposuction, rectus abdominis diastases, abdominal wall hernia and lastly for patients after massive weight loss. Many times, depending on the patient’s condition, Abdominoplasty can be combined with thigh lift, liposuction, or a breast operation, augmentation or reduction.
The operation is carried under general anesthesia. Through a horizontal incision which will post operatively be hidden inside the underwear or swim suit, the skin excess from the umbilicus to the pubic symphysis is dissected and removed. Rectus abdominis diastasis is restored such as the umbilicus. The upper abdomen skin is transposed to cover the defect. The operation is combined with liposuction if necessary and the procedure lasts approximately 2 ½ hours
On the afternoon of the operating day, the patient can and must get up and walk. The postoperative pain is fully controlled by pain killers. Hospitalization can vary from 24 to 48 hours. Possible complications such as hypertrophic scar formation, hematoma or seroma, will be treated successfully when needed. For a month the patient must wear a medical corset. During the first postoperative days, movements must be limited but in no case should the patient remain in bed. After a month limitations apply only concerning intense physical activity and heavy weight lifting, for a period that shall be estimated depending on the postoperative course. Abdominoplasty is an operation of medium gravity which has spectacular results.