What is Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty is an operation that targets men and women with aesthetic problems in the abdomen. It is a surgical procedure aimed at removing excess fat and skin or restoring weakened muscles. It is the ideal solution to treat local fat accumulation, which can not be treated by exercise or diet. Weight fluctuation and pregnancy are two of the main factors of belly relaxation.
Abdominoplasty for aesthetic as well as health reasons
Several times after pregnancy, the muscles of the abdomen may relax and cause some distortion. This is not due solely to the above fat or to relaxation, but also to the weakening of the muscles. With abdominoplasty we can now solve this problem as well. A more frequent case is fat removal in men, in the lower abdomen. With the surgery we achieve a smooth outline in the area and we can emphasize the abdominal muscles.
Another reason to think of the case of abdominoplasty is that the accumulated abdominal fat is associated with health problems such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. By the method of abdominoplasty, the fat from the abdominal area is removed and it also helps to improve our health. Finally, we should emphasize that abdominoplasty is not a method of slimming, but a procedure in which we reconstruct the abdominal area.
Right before the surgery, the plastic surgeon draws on you the incisions. The incision is made in the abdomen and extends laterally, so that it can be covered by the undergarment. The abdominal wall is then lifted to the lower thoracic side. Then the standing abdominal muscles are stitched to correct their disposition and strengthen the abdominal walls. The excess fat and skin are removed and the incisions are sewn together with absorbable stiches. Before we close the incisions we can proceed to liposuction at the side of the abdomen so that we have an even better result. The abdominal surgery is done with general anesthesia and it is advisable to return to your work after about a week.
Abdominoplasty is divided into two categories. 1) Classic abdominoplasty, which can be done throughout the abdominal wall. 2) Mini abdominoplasty, which is confined to the central, lower part of the pelvis. The latter can very often be combined with liposuction to get an ideal effect.
In mini abdominoplasty we remove a portion of fat and skin from the lower abdomen. This piece may in some cases reach up to 10-15 cm. The surgery leaves a small scar, which resembles the horizontal incision of cesarean.
In mini abdominoplasty, the navel remains attached to the skin of the abdomen and falls about 2 cm down. Of course, this movement is not perceived by the eye. Moreover, in order not to lose its shape, the navel is secured with internal sutures in the muscle wall. This type of surgery is usually accompanied by liposuction and muscle wall tightening can also be done.
This type of surgery occurs when we have great relaxation in the skin and the muscle wall. In classical abdominoplasty a section with a slightly longer length than that of the mini is made. It then removes the fat and skin that lie between the navel and the adolescent. In the case of excess fat in the adolescent we can proceed to liposuction, the method used in these cases.
In the abdominal muscles the transversal abdominal folds to the side and the right to the middle line. In this way we form a flat muscular wall. The navel remains in place, clinging to the muscular wall of the abdomen. In addition, in cases of umbilical hernia, the problem is corrected at the same time without making more incisions.