Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a procedure that consists of eliminating excess skin and muscle flaccidity in order to correct distended abdomens, common in patients who have been mothers or those who have had massive weight loss. At AC Plastic Surgery, Dr. Alexo Carballeira’s medical team, also performs what is known as lipoabdominoplasty, it is a revolutionary technique that manages to combine the benefits of two surgical procedures (abdominoplasty and liposuction) into one.
Flatter and firmer abdomen
Removes excess skin
Removes fat (lipoabdominoplasty)
This surgery is done by making an incision just above the pubis that extends to the sides towards the hips. The skin is removed from the abdomen and, if necessary, the abdominal muscles are reinforced with sutures. The process is performed under general anaesthesia and usually lasts between 2 to 4 hours depending on the case. A variant of this technique is the mini-abdominoplasty, which will used according to the case.
Lipoabdominoplasty, which is mentioned above consists of first performing liposuction to extract excess fat from the abdominal area, and then rebuilding the abdominal wall by tightening the muscles and removing the surplus skin through abdominoplasty. In our case the benefit is even greater, since the liposuction is carried out using ACualipo. This technique allows a comprehensive treatment of thin patients to the torso, not only the abdomen.
Type of treatment: surgical.
Lenght of procedure: from 3 to 5 hours.
Hospitalisation: 1 to 3 nights.
Recovery: 1 to 3 weeks.
During the first few days the area will be swollen and the patient will feel some discomfort or pain, which will go away with the prescribed medication. Normally the patient will stay in hospital for 1 to 3 days. The external stitches to the skin will be removed after 5 to 7 days and the internal stitches after 2 weeks. The bandage will be replaced by an abdominal support. Some people return to work in about 2 weeks, while others need more time.
A big improvement to the appearance of the abdomen
Permanent without excessive weight gain
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