Tuck: how to remove abdominal fat

Written by: Dr. Ricardo Ruiz de Erenchun Purroy
Edited by: Top Doctors®

The tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgery designed to remove excess fat and excess skin in the abdominal area, especially that accumulates between the navel and the pubis. This situation occurs mainly in women after maternity and patients who have had weight fluctuations or even have had weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery).


Abdominoplasty is not the same as liposuction

Abdominoplasty The difference is that liposuction abdominoplasty in addition to removing fat, excess skin is removed and sagging, even skin with stretch marks after pregnancy so typical, through a scar that is perfectly concealed above the pubis.

Tummy tuck and liposuction are surgical techniques that do not work to lose weight but to mold and shape to patients should be stable on your weight to ensure the best results.

Surgery should be performed in well-equipped surgical center provided by specialists in plastic surgery under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.


Postoperative abdominoplasty

Patients should keep a postoperative period of quiet rest for a week at home, avoiding efforts, and for a month without exercise but with a relatively normal life, helped by a compressive girdle to help and facilitate the recovery and healing.


Results of abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty results are immediate and very satisfying, but we must wait for the cessation of the inflammation to appreciate the evolution and ultimate outcome.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Ricardo Ruiz de Erenchun Purroy
Plastic surgery

Dr. Ricardo Ruiz de Erenchun is a leader in the specialty of Plastic surgery, Reconstructive and Aesthetic with extensive professional experience. He is an expert in facial cosmetic surgery, breast surgery, body contouring surgery, male cosmetic surgery and aesthetic medicine.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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