1 June 2022

Abdominoplasty to Restore Harmony and Beauty to your Body

A plastic surgery that will change your life by restoring confidence, harmony, and balance: abdominoplasty removes the adipose skin tissue of the abdomen, and firms and tones the muscles of the abdominal wall. Thanks to abdominoplasty, in addition to the skin and excess fat, stretch marks and any imperfections of the belly are also partially reduced.

Abdominoplasty to reshape the silhouette of the waist

Abdominoplasty is a recommended intervention in the following cases:
  • after pregnancy to eliminate or improve the post-cesarean step effect,
  • in case of laxity of the abdominal tissues also due to a sedentary and insane lifestyle
  • in case of frequent weight changes, i.e. for those who have alternated periods of weight loss with periods of regaining weight with sequential ptosis of the tissues
Abdominoplasty is a simple and painless procedure. The surgeon will make two small scars; the first small, around the navel, and the second horizontal, along the belly line. Both scars tend to lighten and become so pale over time that they blend in with the skin, except in exceptional cases of poor healing and patients predisposed to the formation of keloids. The longest scar, that of the lower abdomen, is made under the line of the slip, to be invisible even at the sea in a bathing suit. A fundamental role is played by smoking non-smoking patients tend to be those who tend to heal better, thanks to the oxygenation of the tissues. It is therefore recommended to stop smoking within 20 days before and 20 days after surgery. Close up on excess of a woman's belly skin after losing lots of weight The point where the surgeon will incise is customized, and in any case, in the case of a pre-existing post-cesarean scar, the same scar will be reused, which will be extended bilaterally towards the two sides, depending on the amount of skin to be cut. The points of the smaller scar, on the other hand, are intradermal, leave no marks on the skin, and are hidden in the natural introflexion of the navel itself. Abdominoplasty is sometimes performed in cases of localized abdominal or hip adiposity together with liposuction and is called Lipoabdominoplasty. With a very thin cannula, the surgeon eliminates fat deposits by reshaping the waist making it harmonious, young, and firm. In this case, the scars are almost non-existent, because the incisions with the cannula are small in size and fall into the natural lines of the skin.

Total or partial abdominoplasty: which one to choose

Before undergoing the surgery, the surgeon will evaluate, case by case, where the excess fat is more localized, the level of elasticity, and the skin tone and will recommend the most appropriate aesthetic procedure. Furthermore, the abdominoplasty can be partial or complete.
  • Partial abdominoplasty is performed only in the lower part of the abdomen, below the navel. The scar is quite small and will be located above the pubis.
  • Total abdominoplasty, on the other hand, is a more complex procedure that removes the adipose tissue located in the lower and upper part of the belly and on the hips.
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Abdominoplasty: results, convalescence, and recovery times

Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that takes place under local anesthesia with deep sedation. The surgery takes about 2 hours. The convalescence varies from 15 to 20 days, according to the recovery capacity of each patient, but within a few days, almost all normal daily activities are resumed. Immediately there will be a noticeable improvement in the appearance of the abdomen and with time the results will be more and more evident, as the swelling due to the surgery begins to regress. In addition to reducing localized fat, the surgery will eliminate or help reduce any imperfections in the belly. After the abdominoplasty surgery, you regain confidence and a sense of well-being, and the perception of your body will change radically, making you regain enthusiasm and good humor. Any slight weight gains will not cause the adipose fat to return to the areas that were affected by the surgery, because the fat cells have been completely removed, but they will be distributed to other parts of the body and no longer on the abdomen. However, after surgery, it is recommended that you follow a balanced and healthy diet, drink plenty of water, and maintain a stable weight.