Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) – abdominal wall plastic surgery

Plastic surgery of the abdominal wall is a procedure performed in order to obtain a prettier body shape with a more tense, flat belly and better defined waist. It consists in removing the excess of loose or sagging skin of the abdomen, which are most often the residue of pregnancy or large weight loss. It is also possible to change the shape and position of the navel during surgery. This treatment can be combined with fat removal and body shaping.

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) involves the removal of sagging, loose abdominal skin, which is usually a residue from pregnancy or heavy weight loss. The cut is carried out at the border of pubic hair towards the iliac spines. Then the skin is stretched and excess is removed. Tummy tuck is performed under general anesthesia. The duration of the procedure is 3-4 hours.

Please inform your doctor about all medications you are taking and complaints during your medical consultation. All required tests should be performed as prescribed by the physician prior to surgery. It is very important to stop smoking and drinking alcohol before surgery because these substances have a significant negative effect on wound healing. We recommend giving up alcohol and cigarettes for as long as possible before and after the procedure to avoid postoperative scars. You should stay on empty stomach for 6 hours before the procedure.

Swelling and redness gradually disappear after 2-3 weeks after the procedure. A suitable elastic corset should be worn day and night for six weeks. It will allow for proper healing of postoperative wounds. Physical exercises can be performed after 6 weeks.

During the first weeks after the surgery, avoid physical exertion or heavy lifting, as well as sauna visits, bathing and sunbathing. It is also worth giving up drinking and smoking nicotine-containing products as long as possible. This is important because of the proper healing of wounds after surgery and reducing the likelihood of scars.

People struggling with comorbidities or other health problems must inform their physician during the first qualification consultation. Before the procedure, perform all tests as prescribed by the doctor and follow all recommendations before and after the procedure.

What is the difference between plastic surgery of the abdominal wall and the extensive surgery of abdominal macros Fleur de Lis?
What makes the fleur de lis tummy tuck unique is the shape of the incision and the large amount of skin removed. In a fleur de lis tummy tuck solution, the tummy tuck design only uses an incision to the abdominal part. In this procedure, an eye-shaped flap is removed from the flabby skin of the lower abdomen. While the rest is pulled down for a slimmer and younger aesthetic effect.

How do I know which type of abdominoplasty is the best for me?
This is a decision that is made with the Surgeon at the appointment and depends on the amount of skin you have.

How is the abdominal plastic surgery performed?
We perform tummy tuck from a 2-day hospitalization, so you will stay one night in the hospital. The procedure is performed under nighttime anesthesia. Based on what the final inspection during the pre-operative check-up, the surgeon will remove excess skin, perform muscle correction and improve the effect by contouring liposuction to make a nice aesthetic effect. A complete fleur de lis tummy tuck surgery takes three to five hours.

What can I expect from my tummy tuck?
During the early rehabilitation period, you will have a bandage and specialist compression garments. This will keep the swelling as low as possible. Healing is accompanied by swelling, bruises and skin discoloration. These will begin to fade away within a few days after surgery. Most patients can return to work approximately 10 days after surgery. Bruises and discoloration last up to three weeks. In addition, the swelling will disappear for several months. You will need to avoid strength exercise and weight lifting for about six weeks. Each body heals at its own rate so recovery may vary between patients. However, tummy tuck patients are usually delighted with the results.

What happens if I get pregnant after the procedure?

Most of the patients who are planning abdominal plastic surgery are done with family planning. But if you get pregnant after having a tummy tuck, it shouldn’t interfere with the safety of your pregnancy. Depending on whether there will be a cesarean section or not, we can perform a correction or other procedure at a later stage to restore the original results.

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