Abdominoplasty or abdominal dermolipectomy is a surgery aimed at removing fat and excess skin in the abdominal area, especially that which accumulates between the navel and pubis. This situation appears, above all, in women after maternity and in patients who have had weight fluctuations or who have even undergone weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery).
Abdominoplasty is not the same as liposuction.
The difference with respect to liposuction is that in abdominoplasty, in addition to removing fat, excess and flaccid skin is removed, including the skin with stretch marks so typical after pregnancy, through a scar that is perfectly concealed above the pubis.
Abdominoplasty and liposuction are surgical techniques that do not serve to lose weight but to mold and shape patients who must remain stable in their weight to ensure the best results.
The surgery must be performed in a well-equipped surgical center, always by specialists in Plastic Surgery and under the supervision of an anesthesiologist.
Abdominoplasty postoperative period
Patients should keep a period of postoperative rest of tranquility for a week at home, avoiding efforts, and for a month without exercise but with a relatively normal life, helped by a compression garment that helps and facilitates recovery and healing.
Results of abdominoplasty
The results of abdominoplasty are immediate and very satisfactory, but you have to wait until all the swelling disappears to appreciate the final evolution and the final result.