ABDOMINOPLASTY

Tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty) is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat and skin, restores weakened muscles to create a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.
Following this procedure, the waist will have an improved appearance, the skin with stretch marks and scars will be removed, and the abdomen will have a flat appearance.
In the same operation, the abdominal muscles can be strengthened, creating the appearance of 6 packs.

 

WHEN ABDOMINOPLASTY OPERATION IS RECOMMENDED?

Abdominoplasty is a suitable procedure for people who have fat deposits in different areas and who have not escaped from weight loss diets or physical activities or for women whose skin and muscles have been stretched since pregnancy.

 

THE ABDOMINOPLASTY OPERATION IS NOT INDICATED FOR:

Women who intend to have children.
People who set out to lose a significant amount of weight (in this case it is recommended to postpone the operation until after it is stabilized and the results of the diet are seen).
Heart disease, diabetes, smoking, morbid obesity.

 

HOW TO PREPARE FOR ABDOMINOPLASTY OPERATION (ANAMNESIS, CASE HISTORY)

Dr. Pascal will ask you questions about your medical history.
If you gave birth, and what are the effects that pregnancy has had on the body.
What operations have you undergone in the past?
Facts about your figure – if you have lost a lot of weight or had weight problems.
The expectations you have from this operation.

PREOPERATIVE PREPARATION

Before the intervention you should prepare your house for when you return.
You need ice, light, loose clothing, so you don’t have to put in a lot of effort when changing.
You will need someone to help you get home after the operation and not stay alone overnight.
Do not eat or drink anything the night before surgery.
It is recommended to quit smoking at least 1 week before surgery, as well as sun or solar exposure.

DISCUSSION WITH THE DOCTOR (POST-OPERATORY)

The general state of health of the patient.
The size and shape of the abdomen.
Location of fat deposits.
Skin elasticity.
The right medication for you.

HOW ABDOMINOPLASTY OPERATION TAKES PLACE

The operation is performed under general anesthesia, requiring hospitalization.
The duration of the surgery is between 2 and 4 hours, depending on the area to be excised.
There are several techniques used for tummy tuck.
The most commonly used technique is when the cut is made on the abdomen, approximately at the same level as the pubic hair, and usually extends from the hip bone to the hip.

Types of abdominoplasty

 

TOTAL ABDOMINOPLASTY

Total abdominoplasty is indicated when there is an exaggerated laxity in the skin of the upper abdomen through which the abdomen is cut on one side (it is the right option for people who need a pronounced change).
The incision is made in the lower part, close to the pubic line.
The contour of the skin, tissue and muscle will be reshaped.
Drainage tubes will be inserted under the skin where they will remain for several days.

 

PARTIAL ABDOMINOPLASTY

Abdominoplastia parţială (mini-abdominoplastie)

Partial abdominoplasty (mini-abdominoplasty)
Suitable for patients whose fat deposits are located below the navel because it requires smaller incisions.
The navel should not be affected in any way during the procedure.
This type of intervention can also be performed endoscopically.

RECOVERY AFTER ABDOMINOPLASTY

After the operation, the abdomen may be swollen.
Medications will be given to relieve discomfort and pain.
Discharge takes place after a maximum of 2-3 days.
Bed rest is recommended for the first few days.
Intense physical activity will be avoided for 3-4 weeks.
It is necessary to wear an elastic belly (1-2 months).
After 3-6 months, the scars will become less visible.
In order to prevent pigmentation of the scars, it is forbidden to expose them to the sun for a year.
In order for the obtained results to be maintained in the long term, it is recommended that patients follow a diet recommended by the nutritionist and take regularly exercise.