Reducing the abdomen by surgery

Written by: Dr. Daniel Rodríguez Morales de los Ríos
Edited by: Roser Bernés Ubasos

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What is abdominoplasty and what techniques are used

Abdominoplasty is a surgical technique used in patients with an abdomen with loose skin, which hangs like an apron them below the waist and is usually accompanied by fatty excesses in your abdominal contour. It is also indicated in patients without fatty excesses, but his skin, pregnancies has been very lax and wrinkled.To remove excess skin and retensarla, it requires a surgeon resulting scar that hides in the suprapubic line so that it is not visible with bikini or underwear.

The skin is pulled hanging vertically previously having released the navel so that also the skin area is tense over the same. This scar waist is usually long, but in some cases could be chosen very small like a caesarean. Remodeling waist is achieved retensando the muscles of the abdominal wall and modeling fat with liposuction complementary techniques in the same surgery, calling this procedure "lipoabdominoplasty". The navel is not lost and reattached in their ideal zone. When the excess skin had poor quality and was knurled, they disappear in the new image of the abdomen.


Which patients is recommended

Abdominoplasty is indicated for patients with excess abdominal skin and fat that are self-conscious, especially when he sat are aware that literally teem them their flesh on the thighs and find it unsightly and uncomfortable. Also in patients despite maintaining an attractive physical, pregnancy has left them with a loose skin and striated in his abdomen, which detracts a whole, and prefer to have the scar that is able to hide under the bikini to show the skin so loose.


Study or prior preparation

If the patient is significantly overweight, you should make a balanced diet and that outlines naturally most of your body, and will be more visible the loose skin hanging from excess and allow the plastic surgeon better overall aesthetic result set and .Like all surgeries blood tests, electrocardiogram and previous standing and sitting to assess postoperative photos are required.


Risks of Abdominoplasty

In this surgery, such as the facelift, involving a large detachment and tissue mobilization it is essential that the patient is not smoking. If a smoker operation by the risk of a major complication is not recommended, as is the necrosis or death of the tissue of the abdominal wall, which appear a few days after surgery and cells.

To avoid the accumulation of fluid in the inner wound is usually placed drainage tubes to facilitate its removal in the days following surgery.


How it is done postoperatively

accurate postoperative daily cures wounds with antiseptic and wear a compressive girdle for a time of about four to six weeks.

For night rest we recommend placing some cushions behind the back and under the knees to remove the abdominal muscle strain that has been retensioned during the first ten days or so.

It rejoins the patient to normal life usually a couple of weeks elapsed and physical exercise one month after surgery.

It is one of the most grateful patients and surgeries that makes them increase their self-esteem by the great improvement of its image.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Daniel Rodríguez Morales de los Ríos
Plastic surgery

Prestigious specialist in plastic surgery, aesthetic and restorative, Dr. Morales de los Ríos has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Córdoba since 1990. Among his academic achievements also stand out for making different international stays in Milan, Montreal or New York . Throughout his career include collaboration in the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Hospital La Esperanza and Hospital del Mar in Barcelona and the Service of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for the Olympic Family during the Olympic Games in Barcelona in 1992.

He has combined his care work with teaching by participating in different international courses of the renowned Planas de Barcelona Clinic . He actively contributes to congresses organized by leading medical societies of national and international prestige, such as the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, he is the author of many articles related to his specialty published in national scientific journals. Member of the main scientific societies such as the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (SECPRE) and the Spanish Society of Anti-Aging and Longevity Medicine (SEMAL).

Currently and since 1996, he is Director of the Canary Institute of Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery (ICMCE).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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