A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), is the removal of excess abdominal skin and fat, resulting in a flatter firmer abdomen and a slimmer waist. Ideal for people who have experienced an increase in weight and subsequent loss, or women who have gone through a number of pregnancies and have ended up with excess skin and a weakened abdominal wall..
How is a tummy tuck
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic. An incision is made above the pubic hair line which extends towards both hips.
The skin of the abdomen is removed and, where necessary, the abdominal muscles are strengthened with sutures. The excess skin is stretched down and removed.
Abdominoplasty operation Results
The scars around the navel and the lower abdomen will improve over time. Normally, the incision is made just above the pubic area, and therefore the scar will remain hidden beneath underwear or swimwear.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is always performed in an operating theatre, either in a clinic or hospital. Depending on the length of the surgery, you may go home after a few hours or remain in the clinic for 24 to 48.
More information about Abdominoplasty
The patient must wear a special corset for the first few weeks after the operation, which will alleviate discomfort and general inflammation..
However, remember that each case and each patient may vary, and therefore this information should be taken purely as a general guide and explanation. It should not be considered a replacement of the detailed information that the surgeon Doctor Ruiz Ruiz will provide during the personal consultation and evaluation with her.