Abdominoplasty consists of excision of skin and excess fat in the lower abdomen, together with the repositioning of the rectus abdominis muscles.
Common situations that lead to the search for abdominoplasty surgery are excess skin, stretch marks, sagging muscles and excess localized fat.
Over the years there is often an accumulation of fat in the abdomen, which is accompanied by excess skin. In other cases, especially after significant weight loss or after pregnancies, it is the excess skin that is most noticeable as well as a bulging of the muscles of the abdominal wall, known as rectus diastasis.
Abdominoplasty is the procedure that removes this skin and excess fat, allowing a marked improvement of the body contour. In selected cases, it can be associated with liposuction of the abdomen, flanks or back. Thus, by removing the accumulated fat, an even better definition of the silhouette is achieved.
In cases of only slight cutaneous excess, an incision similar to what is done in a cesarean is made. A small scale intervention – mini abdominoplasty.
In the postoperative period, it is essential to use a compression brace and perform lymphatic drainage.