Abdominoplasty is an operation of reshaping the abdomen and waist area in men and women by removing the sagging excess skin and accumulated fatty tissue under skin. The operation is usually made with a 20-25 cm long horizontal incision from the upper part of the groin. Excess skin is separated from the abdominal wall and tissue surrounding the belly button is released, removed and restored. After incision and releasing the skin the abdominal wall muscles are approximated with sutures, abdominal narrowing and flattening is achieved then the excess skin is cut and removed and belly button is replaced.
Whom is abdominoplasty applied to?
- Sagging abdominal skin in spite of diet and exercises.
- Abdominoplasty is extremely useful in women who have made many births and have formation of cracks and sagging abdominal area with weakened abdominal muscles
- First examination should be done carefully by your doctor.
- Your skin tone and looseness should be examined.
- The condition of the muscles in the abdomen and the abdominal wall, also the amount of fat should be evaluated.
- You should give accurate information about your patient story to your doctor.
- If you plan to lose weight during pregnancy or in future you have to inform your plastic surgeon about it.
- Your anamnesis about drug allergies, medications used, the previous operation story should be determined.
The operation lasts 2-5 hours.
Side effects and risks:
Temporary numbness, cyanosis, pain and swelling can occur on abdominal region. Infections, poor healing of the incision and bleeding are some of the temporary risk factors.
Using of corset will be required during 20 days.
More active activities are recommended after 4-6 weeks.
Procedure and anesthesia
The operation is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation in hospital.
Balanced diet and exercises will provide long lasting result.