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.