Tummy Tuck / Mini-Tummy Tuck
This is a very common procedure for patients who have worked hard to lose weight by dieting, exercising or who have even undergone an endoscopic procedure or surgery. If you’re already at your ideal weight but the weight loss has caused abdominal flaccidity, or if your pregnancy has taken a toll on your abdomen or navel, you could be a good candidate for abdominoplasty. In the majority of the cases where there is flaccidity in the abdominal wall, an abdominoplasty is the best option.
The surgeons at CBC Surgery Institute will help you achieve the flat, tight abdomen you’ve always wanted, as well as toned abdominal muscles. The possible medical conditions that could accompany the problem, mainly abdominal hernias or diastisis recti, will be resolved in the same operation.
Abdominoplasty is one of the most popular types of cosmetic surgery in Marbella, especially among woman who have just had a baby, and is becoming more and more popular in men who want to have a flat abdomen as well. Many abdominoplasty candidates are also candidates for extra procedures that will further define the results, such as liposuction or lipolaser.
Another option, when patients wish to do so, is to combine the abdominoplasty with breast surgery. Thus, many women who want to go in for a consultation on a breast lift or breast augmentation take advantage of after their pregnancy is over in order to undergo a combined abdominoplasty and breast augmentation surgery. It’s a procedure that produces spectacular results with a fast, smooth recovery.
Forget about trying to hide your mid-section or feeling uncomfortable in lingerie or bikinis. After how hard it is to try to lose weight, you owe it to yourself to have a tight, smooth stomach.
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A surgical technique indicated in cases with abdominal fat buildup and excess skin, with or without distension in the abdominal muscular structures. It is not a treatment to counter morbid obesity, for which there are more therapeutic options.
These circumstances are frequent:
- After pregnancy
- After rapid weight gain and weight loss
- After treatments to fight morbid obesity
In cases in which the small or non-existent possibility of recuperation of these structures is foreseeable (musculature and skin) after a simple liposuction, the abdominal dermolipectomy resolves the issue, in one therapeutic act, of the excess fat tissue and skin in the region. It is also possible to eliminate stretch marks and possible abdominal hernias.
Indicated if there is a significant amount of excess skin and if the abdominal musculature is very relaxed. The incision must be larger than that of the mini abdominoplasty or mini tummy tuck in order to obtain the best results.
The majority of cases are done under general anesthesia.
After the surgery, a semi-compressive bandage is applied. After 24-72 hours, this first bandage is removed, as well as the drains, in the event they were used. An elastic compression girdle should be worn from 30-60 days after the procedure. The stitches will be removed anytime from seven days after surgery.
Between two and four hours.
The conventional abdominoplasty is done under general anesthesia, while the mini abdominoplasty can be performed on occasion under local anesthesia with or without sedation.
The conventional abdominoplasty usually involves a 24-hour hospital stay.
Mini abdominoplasty can be performed on occasion as an outpatient procedure. In the event of muscular reparation, hospital stay is normally required.
When there is a significant amount of excess skin, and large separations need to be made, as well as when there is a coexisting hernia, liposuction in the highest region should be postponed or should be performed in an earlier procedure, with a margin of a couple weeks.
Smoking is a relative contraindication to abdominoplasty, due to the fact that it leads to post-surgical complications and worse aesthetic results in scarring, which is why it is recommended to quit smoking at least 15 days before the surgery.