Abdominoplasty - is a cosmetic surgery aimed at improving the appearance of the abdomen. This removes excess fat and skin. However, the patient must understand that abdominoplasty is not a way to control body weight.
Who is indicated to abdominoplasty?
Most often, women resort to abdominoplasty after several pregnancies and patients who are concerned about the aesthetics of the anterior abdominal wall, after sudden weight loss. It is extremely difficult for both of them to return to their former form with the help of physical education alone.
A patient who decides to have abdominoplasty should be aware that if after the operation he/she does not follow a healthy lifestyle, his/her stomach will return to its original form. Therefore, in order to ensure a stable result, it is very important to monitor the level of calorie intake and keep fit through exercise.
Preparation for abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty is a serious operation that requires special preparation. The patient must approach the preparation process for the intervention with all responsibility.
If the patient is a smoker, then it is necessary to quit smoking, as nicotine does not affect the blood supply to tissues in the best way, which will slow down the healing process of surgical wounds. Quitting smoking is recommended at least two weeks before surgery.
The next step is for women to stop taking birth control pills, thus reducing the risk of thrombosis. Stop taking antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants to prevent the risk of bleeding. Be sure to inform the medical staff about the presence of an allergy to any of the drugs (painkillers, sedatives, anesthetics, etc.) that can be used during abdominoplasty.
Types of abdominoplasty
There are several types of abdominoplasty. Some of them are ideal for removing large amounts of fat and excess skin, others for moderate fat accumulation. The main types of abdominoplasty:
The choice of type of surgical intervention is carried out by the operating surgeon and depends on the distribution of fat in the abdominal cavity and the amount of excess skin in this area.
The duration of hospitalization varies depending on the type of abdominoplasty. With complete abdominoplasty, hospitalization may require 4-6 days, with a partial 2-3 days. After the operation, it is quite normal if the patient feels pain in the operated area, as well as dizziness and weakness.
Contraindications to abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty has a number of contraindications. It is not suitable for people with:
- heart disease;
- diabetes ;
- severe obesity.
You should also not resort to abdominoplasty for nulliparous women. In this case, it is better to resort to surgery after the pregnancy is completed.
Recovery period after abdominoplasty
It is very important to follow all medical recommendations of the postoperative phase, and release from any strenuous activity (physical activity, etc.) for at least 6 weeks.
The duration of recovery after abdominoplasty depends on the type of procedure that the surgeon has resorted to. With full abdominoplasty, the recovery process can take from 3 to 6 months, with partial - up to 6 weeks.
Today, Bogoliuby Medical Centers successfully practices tummy tuck with navel movement and stitching of rectus muscles, mini-abdominoplasty without suturing of muscles and navel plastic.