Things to consider in a tummy tuck

Written by: Dr. Marco Vricella
Published: | Updated: 27/05/2018
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

Abdominoplasty is performed for those patients who want to improve the aesthetics of their abdomen. In many cases it is due to the sagging / sagging that generates weight loss, pregnancy or being overweight.

 

Preoperative abdominoplasty

The patient undergoing abdominoplasty needs to be in good general health and has to undergo preoperative tests (analytical / electrocardiogram) in the three months prior to surgery. It is also advisable to reach the operating room at your ideal weight. In this way better esthetic results can be achieved.

 

Tummy tuck

 

Abdominoplasty Technique

The surgical procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and lasts between two and three hours. Depending on the case, a complete abdominoplasty or mini abdominoplasty can be performed, which is less invasive and with more limited scars. In any case, it is the specialist in Plastic Surgery who has to advise the patient on the most appropriate technique in his case. In many cases the abdominoplasty is done in conjunction with a liposuction in order to achieve better results.

 

Postoperative Abdominoplasty

After a stay of one or two nights at the clinic, the patient returns home with an abdominal restraint strip that has to be worn for four weeks. After the first week of recovery, the patient can gradually return to their daily activities and perform sports from 4/6 weeks.

 

Tummy Tuck Scars

The scars of the abdominoplasty are usually well concealed inside the bikini line and inside the navel. The horizontal scar runs from hip to hip and the quality of the scar depends on the skin of each patient.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Marco Vricella
Plastic surgery

With over 20 years of experience Dr. Marco Vricella is a benchmark in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive that focuses on the latest developments to meet their patients seeking to enhance beauty. He completed his training in New York and is in constant research and study to apply the best techniques in all surgeries.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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