ABDOMINOPLASTY – BELLY TENSION
Abdominoplasty or stretching of the stomach, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the middle and lower part of the stomach with tightening of the abdominal wall muscle. If there is no need to tighten the muscles, and there is a need for only a little tightening of the skin and removal of the fat from the lower part of the stomach, the surgical procedure we call is called MINIABDOMINOPLASTICS. It is equally effective in women and men who have greater or less deposits of fatty tissue with relaxed skin of the stomach, which can not be corrected by diet and exercises.
Of particular importance is women with post-pregnancy abdominal wall muscles. It is important to note that during this procedure can also remove the tendons that are often found on the lower part of the stomach.
Patients with overweight who intend to lose weight are advised to postpone surgery until the end of the diet regimen. The operation should also be delayed in women planning pregnancy, as there is a realistic possibility of relieving tension of muscles of the abdominal wall during pregnancy. The goal of the operation is to reduce the fatty tissue on the stomach and to form an aesthetically acceptable and appealing look – flat and attractive stomach.
General health check and basic laboratory analysis is mandatory for all patients. It would be preferable to stop smoking, and taking drugs and preparations that affect blood coagulation.
Anesthesia: The operative procedure is performed in general endotracheal anesthesia.
Duration: Operation duration is 2 – 4 hours.
After surgery, patients are kept in Polyclinic up to two days. Antibiotics and analgesics and, if necessary, other medications are ordered. Early rising from bed is recommended and has been practiced since the first day. After 7 days you can take shorter walks. Drenitis is usually taken 1-2 days after surgery. Contables used themselves are resorbable and do not need to be removed. For a scar to be as acceptable as possible, it is positioned in the area of the bikini zone to cover the undergarment. Scar is necessary to treat scars against creams. After 15 to 20 days, you can go back to work without any hard physical effort, and full recovery is expected after 6-8 weeks. Take the elastic band one month after surgery.
As with all operations, complications are rare, and may occur in the form of serum, infection, necrosis, and as a later complication a hypertrophic scar may occur.