Tightening of the Abdominal Wall
Tightening of the Abdominal Wall. After pregnancy or excessive weight loss, a permanent limp or overhanging belly often occurs. The skin is no longer able to tighten. The amount of excess skin and fat can be removed by a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). In addition, the separation of the straight abdominal muscle (diastasis recti) can remain, despite intensive sport training. In this case, we will tighten up the stabilising structures inside the muscle wall during the operation.
Even abdominal fractures (hernia) from previous surgeries can be closed up. With a large tummy tuck the belly button can be reset in its original position in the streamlined abdominal wall. By additional thinning of the abdominal wall the aesthetic form is achieved. Deep stitches help the internal wounds heal faster, prevent the accumulation of fluids, and take structure from the skin stitches. This modern technology can significantly reduce the complication rate with a more aesthetic result and finer scars. These fine scars can also be positioned so they can be hidden in underwear or a bikini.
An additional extraction of fat in the abdomen or the sides can sometimes improve the result of the procedure. An enlarged or prominent pubic mound can also be corrected in such an operation.
The tightening of the abdominal wall is not without risks. Ideally, you should already be close to your ideal weight, in order to achieve the most sustainable and long-lasting results. The results should match harmoniously to your bodily proportions. You should avoid nicotine, especially since this has a scientifically proven adverse impact on the healing of wounds.
The 2-3 hour surgery is performed under general anaesthetic followed by a hospital stay of 2-3 days. A drip is usually inserted and removed after a few days. The stitches will dissolve after a few weeks, avoiding the sometimes painful process of removing them. During this time, and until the healing process is complete, you will be looked after by me and my specially trained team. After your surgery you should wear a compression vest for about 2 months.
Thrombosis preventing stockings and injections are used under the skin. In addition, you can and should start to gently walk again.
We are happy to provide more information about abdominal wall construction on your request.
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