Abdominoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed to remove excess loose skin and fat from middle and lower abdomen, which results also in tightening of abdominal muscles. Abdomen is flattened and shows proper muscle tension. As pregnancy and a sudden weight loss can cause muscle weakness and visible skin slackening, abdominoplasty can effectively improve and correct abdominal walls.
It is necessary to consult a doctor who will inform a patient about the procedure, treatment and additional tests. Patient should undergo laboratory tests such as blood morphology, blood group, bleeding and coagulation time tests as well as ECG.
Contraindications to perform the procedure is significant and progressive excess weight and obesity. Women who plan pregnancy should not consider this type of treatment. Absolute contraindications are dyspnoea, coagulation disorders, diabetes, unstable blood pressure, hyperthyroidism and suppurative skin infections.
Procedure and recovery
Procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia but a doctor can decide to apply local anesthesia after talking to a patient. Patient must stay in hospital for about four days. Full recovery usually takes from a few weeks to several months.