Abdominoplasty is a surgical intervention procedure, which aims to correct deformities in the abdominal area or to remove excess tissue and, thus, improve bodylines.
Abdominoplasty is usually performed following weight loss or childbirth, when excess skin and other tissues form in the lower abdomen and the person is unable to eliminate them using other means (nutrition, sport, etc.). The abdominal distension (diastasis), which usually occurs after childbirth, is also corrected during the surgery.
The surgery is performed using general anaesthesia and, as a result, the patient is asleep and does not feel any pain. The surgery lasts for approximately 3 hours. During the surgery, excess abdominal soft tissue is removed, and if there is abdominal distension, it is adjusted and stitched.
First results can be observed immediately after the surgery, but true results will be visible 6-12 months after surgery, when the body heals and surgical scars become softer. Most often, 3-4 months after the surgery, patients stop feeling any discomfort, and in 6-8 weeks from the day of surgery, you can return to daily or sporting activities.
- Avoid physical activity and wear a compressive belt for 6-8 weeks.
- Following the surgery, patients are advised to remain under observation at the hospital for at least 2 days. Only upon confirmation that the patient’s condition is good, can outpatient treatment be recommended.
- Lymphatic drainage massage for the first two months following the surgery.
- Surgery seams are removed about 10-12 days after the surgery.