Abdominal plastic surgery
Plastic surgery of the abdomen or dermo-lipectomy is a surgery that removes excess skin and fat. It may or may not be associated with liposuction (on the abdomen, flanks and back), depending on each patient. Seeking to improve the body contours.
One of the biggest indications of plastic surgery of the abdomen is a certain "sagging" of the abdomen after one or more births, or even during diastasis (opening) of the rectus (in women) or after weight gain and loss in men, with predominance of skin over a quantity of fat located in the region. These cases may permit excellent results.
This surgery is not for losing weight or slimming up, although skin and fat are removed. It is important to know that after surgery the patient may swell up and gain weight (by swelling), but this then decreases, better exhibiting the contours of the body.
The anesthesia can be general, epidural or similar. The period of hospitalization of the patient is one day (with normal evolution), with discharge the day after surgery.
It may be necessary to drain the region below the scar (hidden).
It may get black and blue, especially in the area of liposuction, and this may last a few weeks. It disappears after some time.
The scar resulting from a dermo-lipectomy is located horizontally, just above the implanting of the pubic hair. It extends laterally to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the volume of the abdomen to be corrected. This scar is projected to stay hidden under bathing suits and underwear. In some cases, such as with severe weight loss as found in patients after bariatric surgery, you may need an anchor or inverted "T" scar to remove the large amount of excess tissue.
The umbilicus scar remains the same, but with remodeling in its internal part.
Postoperatively, elastic bandages (elastic straps) and modelers are used, as well as the same restraining plates, for better comfort and evolution of the surgery.
Regarding the evolution of surgery that occurs within the first month, the abdomen shows a relative insensitivity (be careful with hot objects), and be subject to periods of "swelling," which can be removed with lymphatic drainage, ultrasound, and carboxitherapy and other devices, more quickly or spontaneously with the passage of time, but there may be fibrosis or irregular and hardened areas.
Special care must be followed by the patient: DO NOT STRETCH THE ABDOMEN in the first week, do not perform abdominal effort. No result can ever be regarded as a definitive until 12 to 18 months after the operation. The important thing is to be patient to wait for the outcome, and to be careful about eating and exercise (when your doctor permits it), in order to achieve and maintain a good result.
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