What is a tummy tuck or abdominal surgery?
The surgery of the abdomen, tummy tuck or lipectomy consists of the elimination of excess skin of the abdomen or of the belly. This surgery is complemented by a closure of the abdominal wall, especially in people who have had children or who have had an important abdominal distention. In addition, liposuction can be performed on people who have a large amount of fat, to improve the final result.
what results can be expected?
The result is the search for a smooth abdomen, although it will depend a little on the constitution of the patient. In a thin person will be an absolutely flat abdomen, if a patient with a slightly thicker constitution will be according to its constitution but always in harmony with your body, avoiding all the problems that a pendulum abdomen can give as friction or discomfort. After the intervention is achieved that these patients can dress comfortably and aesthetically are comfortable with your body.
How long of hospitalization is recommended and when can normal activities be resumed?
It is recommended between one and two days of hospitalization depending on the surgery that is performed, if a large regulated lipectomy is done, I usually recommend two days. If it's a minilipectomy with one day it would be enough. At rest level, the ideal is between one week and ten days, depending on the activity performed by the patient. To return to sports, I recommend a month of rest.
To what type of patients is the tummy tuck performed?
This technique is indicated for patients who have an excess of fat in the belly and they hang skin, above the pubis, or simply, they have excess abdominal folds that they do not like. For example in cases of muscle strain after a twin delivery that can not be eliminated either with physical exercise or diet.
What kind of anesthesia is used?
General anesthesia is usually used, which gives greater security and tranquility to the surgeon to work the area. It is a very large area whereby a local anesthesia or anesthesia from the waist down can give involuntary movements of the patient and impede the work of the surgeon. However, both local anesthesia and loco-regional anesthesia can be used in small interventions.