Abdominoplasty: everything you need to know

Abdominoplasty is a surgical technique specializing in reshaping the structures of the abdomen, stomach and hips.

Contrary to popular belief, it is not an operation aimed solely at removing excess fat, but has much broader objectives: abdominoplasty protocols have been developed and refined to reshape and tone the muscles and supporting structures of the abdomen . which are often the main cause of its failure.

The second case in which it is performed is in cases of diastasis of the rectus muscles. When the patient suffers from this condition, the rectus abdominis muscles pull apart. Abdominoplasty for men is one of the most popular procedures for men. Women may also undergo abdominoplasty after pregnancy andchildbirth.

How many types of abdominoplasty are there?

There are two types of abdominoplasty, which must always be performed by a specialist in reconstructive plastic surgery:

  • Full abdominoplasty, more invasive and generally performed on patients requiring extensive removal of skin and fat.
  • mini abdominoplasty, often reserved for patients who require minor changes and have a shorter recovery time.

The benefits of this surgery  

The benefits for the patient are postural and certainly aesthetic, since the patient’s entire silhouette is refined and the waistline is enhanced. A second aspect is the significant reduction in potential inflammatory phenomena affecting the skin, which could be caused by skin folds.

By restoring the abdominal muscles to a more correct position, the entire abdominal wall is strengthened, eliminating the risk of hernias.

Course of the intervention

 An abdominoplasty operation begins with a general anaesthetic for the patient. The surgeon makes a horizontal incision along the suprapubic area. The type of incision may be vaguely reminiscent of that used for a Caesarean section.

The size and shape of the incision will be determined by the amount of excess skin to be removed. In the case of a full abdominoplasty, a second incision is made around the navel to allow for its translation, otherwise it would be too close to the pubic area.

The remaining skin is then repositioned and the incision sutured. A protective bandage is then applied to cover the surgical wound.

Cost of abdominoplasty

The cost of an abdominoplasty operation can vary considerably, depending on the type of operation, any hospitalization required, the city in which you decide to have the operation, the professionalism and experience of the plastic surgeon and the structure in which he and his team operate .

The more qualified the medical staff, the more excellent the structure, and the more this affects the final costs, which are incurred for the benefit of your own safety. A highly experienced surgeon and an equally highly qualified team can guarantee a higher probability of successful operation and, consequently, patient satisfaction. Turquie Santé offers you reasonable prices for tummy tuck in Turkey in the best clinics.

Who can have an abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty is an operation suitable for both men and women who, over the years and for a variety of causes and contributing factors, have seen the support structures of the abdomen collapse, with a marked increase in excess skin and fat.

Particularly suitable are women who have given birth (especially more than once), who have abdominal diastasis, with a marked excess of skin that responds neither to diet nor exercise.

This situation, common to many women who are already pregnant, has no other solution than abdominoplasty surgery.

Abdominoplasty is also indicated for men and women who have undergone drastic and sudden weight loss following dieting and/or weight control surgery.

Typically, the after-effects of major weight loss leave large deposits of abdominal fat and a considerable amount of excess skin tissue, unresponsive to physical activity.

So, in summary, the ideal patients for abdominoplasty surgery are:

  • Multiparous women
  • Previously obese or severely overweight men and women who have rapidly lost many kilos through dieting or bariatric surgery;
  • Men and women w
  • ith irremediably prolapsed and deformed abdominal support structures (abdominal diastasis) 

Christopher Stern

Christopher Stern is a Washington-based reporter. Chris spent many years covering tech policy as a business reporter for renowned publications. He has extensive experience covering Congress, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Federal Trade Commissions. He is a graduate of Middlebury College. Email:[email protected]

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