What is a Mini Abdominoplasty and Abdominoplasty?
The abdominal growth caused by obesity, aging, muscular flaccidity and subcutaneous fat, this can be corrected with plastic surgery like Mini Abdominoplasty and Abdominoplasty. The aim of this surgery is to remove excess fat and skin from the abdomen and, when necessary, correct the flabby muscles from the center of the abdomen. Straight abdomen muscles earlier may be separated (diastase), as a result of the pregnancy or of successive weight loss and weight gain.
Must be removed all the skin and excess fat. It is therefore made an incision or horizontal cut that’s on top of pubic hair and the detachment of the fat and skin that lies in excess above and below the navel. In most cases you need to redo the navel. Are passed suture points to approximate the muscles and is made the closure of loca. Due to the large detachment, should be left drains to prevent the formation of seroma formation.
ANESTHESIA AND SURGERY DURATION
The surgery, in our experience, lasts between 90 and 180 minutes.
The anesthesia can be general or epidural. This detail must be discussed with the surgeon and the anesthesiologist.
Hospital stay varies between 6-8 hours and 1-2 days.
Most patients lose some weight with this surgery, but it cannot be assumed that this is a surgery to lose weight. Is intended to treat the localized fat and reshape the body contouring.
The best results are obtained in people with a weight close to the average for height and age, with some laxity of the skin of the abdominal wall or a slight excess of fat or sagging of the muscles of the abdominal wall. It may be necessary to make occasional small adjustments. The result in General is permanent, although future pregnancies or weight changes may lose some benefits of the surgical procedure performed. Your surgeon is the best person to tell you whether your expectations are compatible with the result permitted by surgery.
Although the scars are the inevitable outcome of any surgery, your surgeon will make every effort to ensure that the scar is the least noticeable possible. In most cases the scar can be hidden by the bikini. However, the healing is a personal characteristic and varies from patient to patient. The end result is visible at the end of 6 months.
CARE IN THE POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD
After the operative Act, the patient will make use of an elastic band, which should be used for approximately 30 days. At the beginning, the strap is removed only for personal hygiene. After 30 days, may be withdrawn at night to sleep.
The patient must present a stem position semi-flectida in the early days to avoid tension in the scar. The drains are between 3 and 7 days after surgery. The dressings are made usually every 48 hours in the first week and then increasinglym at irregular intervals. Is rarely needed a very strong analgesia. Bath or shower only after permission from the doctor.
During the first few weeks after surgery, the patient should not perform physical efforts, as there is the risk of opening the sutures in the musculature. After this time, gradually, the patient goes back to his normal life, and efforts can become part of your routine. The resulting scar will depend fundamentally the quality of healing this patient in particular. Each individual presents a special peculiarity with regard to healing.
TYPES OF ABDOMINOPLASTY
Type 1. Abdominoplasty with transposition conventional and straight muscle plication umbilical of the abdomen.
Type 2. Miniabdominoplastia. There is no umbilical transposition and the scar is much smaller. Is indicated to correct small excesses of suprapubic skin.
Type 3. Miniabdominoplastia. Equal to the previous one, with a slightly larger scar. Umbilical insertion can be sectioned at its base. This causes the navel slightly lower its position, but leaves no umbilical scar.
Type 4. Abdominoplasty with transposition umbilical. The old belly button scar is above the horizontal scar; This should not be enough excess skin to be removed.
Other. Abdominoplasty tummy tuck submamária vertical, etc.
WHAT ARE THE MOST FREQUENT PROBLEMS THAT CAN APPEAR IN A TUMMY TUCK?
Although not common, Abdominoplasty, like any other Act, may introduce complications such as: seroma, hematoma, suture dehiscence, infection, skin necrosis, etc. Whatever the type of complication, it’s important to be calm and understanding, trusting the doctor responsible for solving the problem.
The emergence of some of the problems mentioned above is part of the so-called “calculated risk”, which applies to any type of surgery. Their occurrence, fortunately, is not common and usually does not compromise the results.