How is abdominaplasty conducted?
Abdominaplasty is a type of surgery in which the sagging abdominal skin of the patients who have saggings in their abdominal skin because of various reasons is excised and a tighter abdomine is formed. The sagging in the abdominal skin is excised together with the fat tissue under it and the abdomine is reformed by replacing the remaining upper skin with the old skin. It can sometimes be combined with liposuction in order to make the abdominal skin thinner.
Who are suitable candidates for abdominaplasty?
People who experience saggings in their abdominal skin after losing weight or giving birth and the ones who experience both aesthetics and hygiene problems are the patients who apply for abdominaplasty. The patients who have saggings in their abdomine and who are overweight at the same time are advised to lose weight first. The patients who smoke are advised to quit smoking 3 weeks before and after the surgery. The ones who are planning pregnancy are told to postpone the surgery until after pregnancy because of the possibility of saggings and other skin problems are likely to arise during pregnancy.
How does abdominaplasy proces progress and how long is the recovery process?
Abdominaplasty lasts for nearly 2-3 hours. It is carried out under general anaesthesia and the patient needs to stay in hospital for 1 or 2 nights. The patient is called for check one week after the surgery and her medical dressing is changed. The patient wears a corset during 1 month.
Where is the scar after abdominaplasty?
As the sagging skin will be excised and sutured again, a bow-like scar remains in the lower part of the abdomine to be covered inside the bikini. It is hard to estimate the quality and size of the scar, but by using sunscreen and scar healing cream it may be reduced.
With which operations can abdominaplasty be combined?
During abdominaplasty, generally liposuction is applied. Sometimes, fat injection can also be applied. The patients who lose a lot of weight and have saggings on their back can be applied 360 degree thightening operation which is called “belt lipectomy”.