Also known as mini abdominoplasty, this surgery is common after pregnancy, weight changes and aging. It corrects flaccidity of the abdominal skin the difference from abdominoplasty is that it is designed for cases that are not too severe.
This surgery helps to regain muscle tension and it stretches the abdominal skin by removing flaccid skin. Flatten your abdomen and improve your appearance.
It is performed with blockage and sedation. The surgeon will perform an incision above the pubis from side to side of the hip, the excess skin and abdominal fat is removed, the incisions are closed and the navel replaced 2 or 3 centimeters downwards according to its prior position. Accurate information of the procedure and the results that you can expect will be provided in the medical consultation.
This procedure is performed under a short stay (not spending the night at the hospital). After the surgery, there may be placed dressings and a sash designed to decrease the natural inflammation of the procedure, drains remain 3 to 5 days. You can return to your activities approximately after three weeks up to a month after the surgery, the results are immediately noticeable. The scar can be covered by the bikini line and its evolution depends on the post-operative care and genetics of the patient it, generally it becomes almost imperceptible after a year later.
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Yes, but it is only recommended when you have your ideal weight since the results are not optimal when the patient is overweight. The purpose of this surgery is to achieve the proper tension of the skin. In addition, this surgery is not a substitute for diet and exercise.
This procedure is recommended when no more children are wanted, a new pregnancy may cause changes in the skin tension, affecting the improvement obtained by the surgery.
Rest as indicated by the doctor for 2 weeks and then slowly step up your activities that lead you to your normal life, so you can be fully recovered one month after the operation.
The result is permanent but you must take care of your weight in order to avoid losing the results of the surgery.