The stomach is one of the areas where we accumulate fat, even if the rest of the body is in perfect shape. This may be more noticeable in women who have had babies, or those who have lost a vast amount of weight but are finding it difficult to shift fat from stubborn areas. Ageing and dramatic weight loss can also result in sagging skin, and an abdominoplasty aims to remove this excess skin.
An abdominoplasty works as follows:
- During the abdominoplasty procedure, an incision is made along the underwear line.
- Skin and fat are removed and the rectus muscle is tightened, the procedure takes approximately two hours and is performed under a general anaesthetic.
- The scar is usually from hip to hip and this will be discussed at consultation.
- Abdominoplasty patients usually stay for two nights in hospital for pain relief, professional care, rest and relaxation.
- Compression garments are worn for six weeks after the procedure to reduce swelling and bruising.
To learn more about abdominoplasty and to make an appointment please contact our practice today.