Modified abdominoplasty with application of rectus abdominis muscles
If you want a tighter and flatter abdomen, then abdominoplasty is the right procedure for you.
When there is an excess of sagging skin, it is surgically removed. Divided abdominal muscles, ie diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscles, can be corrected and weakened by abdominoplasty. This accumulated "fat apron" is the result of a drastic reduction in weight, and excess skin is most often the result of multiple pregnancies.
It is also called surgical lifting of the abdominal wall. Excess skin and subcutaneous fat are removed. If necessary, the abdominal muscles are tightened by means of various surgical sutures. The incision is positioned in the lower abdomen to remain hidden in the underwear. Previous abdominal surgeries may reduce the effect of abdominoplasty. In women, after a cesarean section, the surgical scar can be positioned on the existing one. To help drain excess blood and fluid, drainage may be provided.
Duration: Two to four hours.
Anesthesia: Most often - general, but may be epidural.
Hospital stay: It is necessary to stay in a health institution with open hospital beds - between 1 and 2 days.
Side effects: Temporary discomfort, pain, swelling, bruising, altered skin sensitivity.
Postoperative complications: Infection. Bleeding. Necrosis. Keloids. Pulmonary embolism.
The patient can return to work after 2 weeks. Exercise involving the abdominal muscles can begin after 4 to 6 weeks. The fading of the scars takes from 3 months to 1 year, sometimes more. The new look of a tight and flat stomach will be maintained provided that you keep your figure and weight relatively constant.