Removes excess skin with a tummy tuck

Written by: Dr. Pietro Mulas
Published: | Updated: 16/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Abdominoplasty is an operation that involves removing excess skin and fat from the abdominal area.

This procedure is used to tighten the rectus abdominis muscles when the patient has diastasis, a separation of the right and left sides of the abdomen.


Causes of sagging abdomen

Some causes are significant changes in weight, previous surgeries, aging and, in most patients, especially in cases of diastasis, the main reason is pregnancy. In total 40% of women have this separation of the abdomen after pregnancy.



Surgery to combat this training involves the removal of excess tissue dermoadiposo, including between the pubis and navel, extending laterally to the iliac spines and hips. The shape and length of the incisions depend on the degree of correction to be made. The patient takes a separation of the skin above the navel to the costal arch to stretch the skin to the pubis.

A second incision around the navel is also carried out to allow maintenance of the natural anatomical position. Although a fairly long scar is, it is placed in the lower abdomen, disimulándola by the bikini area.

If we remove the cosmetic defect (roundness) producing diastasis on our abdomen, surgery is the only solution that can eliminate or reduce the problem both aesthetic and functional patient.


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Dr. Pietro Mulas

By Dr. Pietro Mulas
Plastic surgery

Graduated from the University of Sassari (Italy ) with the maximum note, Dr. Pietro Mulas is an expert plastic surgeon in breast surgery. He works as a doctor in Plastic Clinic with Dr.. Ester Garcia Andres. Complement your training courses with multiple breast, facial and body contouring at national and international level (Milan, Rome, London ) cosmetic surgery.

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