The dermolipectomia or abdominoplasty, is the surgery that reconstructs the tissues of the abdominal wall damaged and distended by previous pregnancies, weight loss diets, age, operations of weight reduction or caused by diseases, giving a much more aesthetic and youthful appearance to the abdomen.
It is usually combined with a lip sculpture to stylize the body. Abdominoplasty is considered the best surgical solution to treat excess abdominal skin, as well as restoring normal tension in the muscular wall. It also serves to eliminate stretch marks in the lower abdomen. It is commonly practiced after pregnancy, after a massive weight loss or when you have a flaccid abdomen with weak muscles. Its main objective is the remodeling of the waist, abdomen and trunk shape, reinforcing the abdominal wall, achieving a firm and smooth abdominal profile.
Through this surgical procedure the muscles and the fascia (thick layers of connective tissue that can be found throughout the body) are stuck to the abdominal wall.
Expected results and risks
The results of the tummy tuck will give you a firm and smooth abdominal profile. Like all surgical procedures, abdominoplasty presents risks, a point that will be treated directly with your plastic surgeon.
In patients with significant excess of fat and excess skin, which hangs as an apron, we perform this abdominal surgery removing excess skin in the abdomen between the navel and the pubis, strengthen the abdominal muscles, a new navel is made and a linear scar remains. You can cover it with your underwear.
The surgery lasts between 3 to 5 hours depending on the volume of skin and fat to be removed and is performed with epidural anesthesia. You have to be hospitalized 1 to 2 days.
Cares after the intervention
The patient must be at absolute rest and avoid efforts during the first 15 days. You should also avoid driving, smoking, drinking alcohol and being exposed to the sun. For a month you must wear a girdle, which the first three days cannot be removed; from the third day the patient is allowed to bathe normally. You will return to your normal routine one month after surgery. It is recommended, for better results, to perform lymphatic massages.
This surgery is not recommended for people with coagulation problems, pregnant or lactating women, minors, and patients with chronic diseases, autoimmune diseases, hypertension, cardiovascular problems, and patients with obesity problems, smokers or alcoholics.