Abdominoplasty

Removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen

Overstretched abdominal skin that occurs as a result of obesity or during pregnancy, followed by the deflation caused by weight loss or after pregnancy, results in multiple functional and aesthetic irregularities in the area: sagging skin (dermatochalasis), skin folds susceptible to continuous irritation, persistent fat deposits and lax muscles.

The surgical operations used to correct these defects are:

  • mini abdominoplasty
  •  abdominoplasty

 

MINI ABDOMINOPLASTY

Mini abdominoplasty involves excision of excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen. This operation is suggested in mild skin laxity cases. The surgical incision is short, resulting in a scar that runs horizontally above the pubis and continues laterally towards the groin area, an area normally hidden by underwear or bathing wear. The abdominal tissues are stretched downwards and tightened. If necessary, the muscular wall is strengthened and the navel can be pulled downwards. There is no additional scarring inside the navel. There are no sutures to be removed, as solely deep dissolvable stitches are used.

In selected cases, liposuction is performed to remove fat deposits and improve the abdominal contour during mini abdominoplasty.

This operation can also be associated with puboplasty, which consists of the uplift, with or without liposuction, of the pubic region.

Mini abdominoplasty can be performed under general anaesthesia (the patient is asleep) with one-night hospital stay after the surgery or, in less severe cases, using local anaesthesia with sedation.

Careful administration of pain-killers during and after the surgery ensures that post-operative pain and discomfort are kept to a minimum.

 

ABDOMINOPLASTY

Abdominoplasty involves excision of excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen below the navel. This operation is suggested in moderate to severe skin laxity cases. The surgical incision and resulting scar runs horizontally above the pubis and continues upwards and laterally towards the flanks, an area normally hidden by underwear or bathing wear.  The abdominal tissues above the navel are stretched downwards and are joined to the pubis. If necessary, the muscular wall is strengthened and tightened. The navel is repositioned to its normal location, with  an additional scar inside it. There are no sutures to be removed, as solely deep dissolvable stitches are used.

In selected cases, liposuction is performed to remove fat deposits and improve the abdominal contour during abdominoplasty.

This operation can also be associated with puboplasty, which consists of the uplift, with or without liposuction, of the pubic region.

Abdominoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia (the patient is asleep) with a two-night hospital stay after the surgery.

Careful administration of pain-killers during and after the surgery ensures that post-operative pain and discomfort are kept to a minimum.