What it is and what is abdominoplasty

Written by: Dr. Josep Mª Serra Payró
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Abdominoplasty is a complex surgical procedure in which the abdominal wall is reconstructed, deteriorated by physical changes, diseases, operations and injuries, among other factors.

Phases of abdominoplasty operation

  • First stage : in it, dissecciona the entire abdominal apron to repair possible damages in the layer of tendons and muscles. This layer is then tensioned and repositioned by striking the waist line and obtaining a taut abdomen.
  • Second stage : the subcutaneous plane of the pubic and inguinal area takes center stage in this phase of the intervention. The objective is to tighten the layer of the inferior abdominal wall to suspend the English and the mount of venus. The area is then degreased by removing possible previous scars and preserving a little mass to avoid sunken marks.
  • Third phase: at this stage the skin should be trimmed and adjusted according to the patient's body needs. To delineate the contours and perform the final details, a liposuction with fine cannula and / or lipolaser is performed in the smallest areas.


After a tummy tuck, it is not recommended to expose the scar to the sun until it has completely healed


Tips and care in the postoperative abdominoplasty

As in any other operation, patients should follow the advice that experts in Plastic Surgery tell them to get the best long-term result. The essentials are not smoking, increase muscle tone by exercising the abdomen and maintain balanced weight levels.

The main postoperative care to be taken into account is to wear a sash for one month, after which the toning exercises will be resumed, and the wound will heal. It is not recommended to expose the treated area to the sun and pigmentation, at least until the scar has matured well.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection
Dr. Josep Mª Serra Payró

By Dr. Josep Mª Serra Payró
Plastic surgery

Renowned specialist in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Dr. Serra Payró is craniofacial surgeon and skull base Adema breast cancer and reconstructive surgeon. He is Clinical Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University Hospital of Bellvitge. Serves as attending physician in Clini'Cat Centre Mèdic, APTIMA Centre Clinic and Diagonal Clinic. The doctor is full member of the Spanish Society of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery and a member of the Multidisciplinary Unit Treatment of Breast Cancer Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO).

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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