Abdominoplasty is a procedure that is indicated in people who have flaccid abdominal skin or a high amount of accumulated abdominal fat, which they cannot eliminate or reduce with diet or exercise.
You can be a good candidate to undergo a tummy tuck if you have any of the following conditions:
Excess or sagging skin of the abdomen.
Abdomen that protrudes out of proportion to the rest of the body.
Abdominal muscles weak and distended due to pregnancy or aging.
Excess fat accumulated in the subcutaneous planes of the abdomen.
Before considering having this surgery, you should be aware of whether you want to have offspring soon, or lose a lot of weight, and tell our surgeon, since these aspects can condition the results.
Details of the procedure
Initially, an incision is made in the upper part of the pubic region, with the aim that this scar is subsequently hidden by underwear or bikini. The length of the incision, which extends into the lateral regions of the abdomen, will depend on the amount of skin to be removed. By working through this incision, the surgeon can tighten the abdominal muscles to reinforce the tension in the abdomen. Next, excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen are trimmed. Skin containing stretch marks can also be removed, although it may not be completely removed. Finally, all the tissues are re-sutured and fixed in their new position.
This procedure can be accompanied by performing liposuction of the flanks, a procedure that greatly improves the overall result of the procedure, decreasing the waist diameter . Carrying out this complementary procedure can prolong the surgery around 45 minutes.
Shortly after the intervention you will notice an important difference in the shape of your body. Patients are often very satisfied to find that their abdomen is firmer and flatter, and this makes them feel more comfortable wearing. As time goes by, the incision scar will fade, but it is important to assume that the scar will be permanent. For this reason, the scar is positioned on the border between the abdominal region and the pubis, so that it can be hidden even with the use of a bikini.
The results of the abdominoplasty are very long-lasting. Unless a significant weight change is experienced, it will be feasible to maintain the new silhouette for many years. The passage of time can make the abdominal skin lose stiffness. If this happens, your surgeon can propose some additional treatment to restore your abdominal contour.
Our plastic surgeons are experts in body cosmetic surgery. We will individually assess your case to propose the best option in order to achieve a natural and harmonious result with your body.