Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure used to remove excess fat in the abdomen to tighten the muscles and fascia of the abdominal wall. This type of surgery is usually used in patients with loose or weakened tissue after pregnancy or after major weight loss. Inheritance and genetics can also play a role in having a hung abdomen. Abdominoplasty is performed in different ranges and is often divided into several categories. Depending on the extent of the surgery, complete abdominal surgery can take from 1 to 5 hours. Partial abdominal surgeries take between 1 and 2 hours. After this surgery, the surgeon must make a new hole to replace the navel.
Abdominoplasty contours the abdomen, including muscle tightening, liposuction of the waist and removal of skin excess. There is a large range of procedures that constitute an abdominoplasty to meet the needs of a diverse population, including women who are post-pregnancy and men and women who have sustained significant weight loss or who have abdominal scarring and weakness from prior surgery. The incision is thin and may be hidden under bathing suits and underwear. The objective is a smoother, more fit torso and the confidence that goes along with it.
One of your options for abdominoplasty surgery is a mini tummy tuck. Not everyone is a candidate for this procedure, but if you are, it can give you a wonderfully flat and beautiful abdomen.
Not all obese people are suitable for abdominoplasty surgery. This surgery is usually recommended for people with excess fat in the area of the abdomen where their skin is hanging. These patients should also have the following conditions:
• Be physically healthy and not have any kind of sickness such as heart disease, diabetes or asthma which increases the risk of surgery.
• Have a fixed weight
• Do not intend to become pregnant in the future
• Have realistic expectations of surgical results
• Have a history of pregnancy and multiple births
• Have lost the elasticity of their skin as they age
• Be ashamed of the size of their abdomen and be under stress
• Do not smoke
Pre-abdominal surgery preparations
Before any surgery, especially cosmetic surgery, you should consult with a reputable and experienced surgeon and get the necessary advice. You shouldn’t decide without awareness and understanding of the possible side effects and risks.
Abdominoplasty is a personal surgery that no one can make the final decision and take the risk of doing so. This completely personalized choice can be made easier with the help of surgeons and the support of those around you. At the first visit, the surgeon first raises questions to assess, in addition to examining the person’s physical health, his or her moods and goals for performing the procedure. These questions are as they follow:
• What is your goal in abdominal cosmetic surgery and what do you expect from the surgery?
• Are you planning on having a baby in the future?
• Don’t you plan on losing weight in the future and have you reached your ideal weight?
• What medications, supplements or vitamins are you currently taking?
• Do you have a surgical history?
• Do you have a history of a specific illness or an allergy?
• Do you currently smoke, use drugs or alcohol?
• He then examines the health of the person by performing the necessary examinations and tests. Taking pictures of one’s abdomen completes the patient’s case. He asks the patient to stop taking blood thinners like aspirin and quit smoking and nicotine. The doctor may also limit or replace the medicine the patient currently uses.