Abdominoplasty or abdominoplasty is a cosmetic or reconstructive surgery procedure of the abdomen which consists of removing excess skin and fat from the belly. It corrects disgraces in the stomach, whether they are excess fat, skin changes and/or muscle diastasis.
Abdominoplasty can be for aesthetic or functional purposes since it can allow the patient to regain comfort and muscle repair.
This intervention can act on three elements by treating problems at the level of:
- Cutaneous: taking care to remove excess abdominal apron that occurs following pregnancy or significant weight loss
- Fatty: by carrying out the removal of excess fat in the belly, appearing in men from their forties and in women after menopause.
- Muscular: in firming of the abdominal muscular wall in case of distension called diastasis of the rectus muscles (i.e. relaxation of the abdominal strap) of congenital origin or following a pregnancy.
Under general anesthesia, the plastic surgeon removes the excess fat by liposuction and the distended muscles put back in tension. The operation usually requires a 24-hour hospitalization. You must be fasting for at least 6 hours before the procedure.
However, two incisions are made:
- An incision at the level of the implantation of the pubic hair (transverse suprapubic scar). This is more or less long depending on the size and location of the skin removed.
- An incision around the umbilicus (peri-umbilical circular scar).
It is important to note that abdominoplasty is not a solution for losing weight, it is a surgical technique that allows you to reshape the stomach, it is an abdomen lift that is ideally indicated after a well-balanced diet and respected.