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Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery)




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What is tummy tuck?

Abdominoplasty, also called abdominal reduction, is the procedure of cosmetic surgery that removes excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen ("belly" that hangs). This operation changes the shape of the abdomen and improves the shape of the body. Weight loss is not significant. It can be combined with liposuction.

What does surgery require?

Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, through a long, arched incision located below the edge of the panties. The skin and fat are detached from the abdominal muscles to the ribs, then pulled down to stretch them and the excess is removed. The skin and fat are sutured, usually moving the umbilicus above. The abdominal muscles are often applied (tensioned) which has the effect of reducing the abdominal prominence and accentuating the waist. The duration of the intervention is 2-4 hours. Recovery is longer than after liposuction, which can last 3-4 days or even longer.

What does the postoperative period entail?

After abdominoplasty there are pains whose intensity may require the administration of appropriate drugs, the skin is "numb", but gradually recovers, bruises (bruises) may be present. Wearing a corset (belly) for 3-4 weeks helps healing and reduces the risk of serum formation. Professional activity can be resumed after 5-7 days, if it does not involve great physical effort, which should be avoided for 1-2 months.

What complications can occur?

They are rare, they can be the common ones and other aesthetic operations:


hemorrhage with hematoma formation that may require reintervention

serum (accumulation under the skin of serous fluid)

skin necrosis ("death" of the skin, on the edge of the suture, which delays healing and causes the formation of an unsightly scar that will require correction)

infection (fatty tissue is poorly vascularized and thus more exposed to infection)

Specific complications of this type of intervention:


umbilical cord necrosis that is resolved by its reconstruction

asymmetry between the right side of the abdomen and the left - can be corrected later by liposuction.

These complications are relatively rare and have a solution.

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