Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen, due to age, weight fluctuations, or loss of skin elasticity due to pregnancy, getting a flat and firm abdominal silhouette and shape with a more defined and sexy waist. It is performed through two incisions: one just above the pubic line, as low as possible to be hidden with underwear and the other on the navel, to separate it from the surrounding tissues and transport it to its new position.
Next, the skin and the fat contained between the navel and the pubis is removed, separating these tissues of the abdominal muscles to the height of the ribs. These muscles are tightened toward the midline, resulting in a firmer, flatter, with a significant narrowing of the waist abdominal wall..
What is the Mini – Abdominoplasty?:
Mini-Abdominoplasty is a variant of the above that is indicated in patients where the excess skin and fat is limited. It is done through a small suprapubic incision, tightening the abdominal muscles and removing excess tissue remaining at that level, not been required an incision at the navel. The scars on conventional Abdominoplasty will be just above the pubic line, so it will be perfectly concealable under the underwear.
Type of anesthesia: Epidural or assisted sedation.
Operating time: Between 3 and 4 hours.
Repose: 2 days of hospitalization.