The Abdominoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.
It aims to aesthetically restore the abdominal wall by removing skin and fat from the central and lower abdomen. This eliminates laxity as long as excess skin and fat is removed.
The loose belly is often the result of a pregnancy or a large and rapid weight loss. Abdominoplasty is not a method to lose weight, but a surgery for fixing the marks or deformities caused by the normal cycle of life.
Abdominoplasty can restore the appearance of the abdomen, fix the malformations such as stretch marks, localized fat deposits or loose skin. Pregnancy stretch marks in particular can be slightly improved by non-surgical methods and plastic surgery is the most effective option. Furthermore, abdominoplasty can be combined with concurrent gynecological surgical procedures, such as vaginal hysterectomy, diagnostic laparotomy or hernia repair of the abdominal wall.
After surgery abdominoplasty the patient stays bedridden for 48 hours and 10 days from work in total for rest. After surgery, the elastic band is worn for 3 to 6 weeks. It gives more comfort and support during healing. Mild activities can be done after 3 weeks, and more laborious after 4 or less weeks.
In the Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery Department of GENESIS, the qualifed medical personnel, after an examination, can suggest the technical approach that will best suit your needs, desires and way of life. The morphology of the region, the amount of excess fat, the state of the skin and abdominal muscles are some of the criteria that must be taken into account in order to restore the shape of the abdomen.
For more information about the surgical procedure and pre-operative instructions, schedule an advising appointment without charge with a Doctor of the Department.
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