A pronounced abdomen can be a cause of dislike for women. This can be due to excess fat, weakness of the abdominal muscles, pregnancy or decrease in the tonicity of the skin that no longer responds to diets or exercises. For those cases that have experienced a significant loss of weight, the only alternative to eliminate that hanging skin are abdominoplasty surgeries.
An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to decrease the protruding abdomen, this is achieved by adjusting the muscles of the abdominal wall and removing excess fat and skin. This procedure is very common and greatly benefits women who are affected by a pronounced abdomen.
Patients whose weight has been stabilized in their weight loss program or those who feel they have already reached their ideal weight, are the best candidates for abdominoplasty surgeries.
Rest in bed is recommended the first 5 days after abdominoplasty surgery. Most patients experience some tingling in the abdomen and this can last up to a year. Any pain or disagreement resulting from abdominoplasty surgeries can be controlled with oral medication. I use drains that will be kept from 5 days on or until the discharge of fluids decreases. The sutures are absorbable by your body, however the bandages could be maintained for longer. A special abdominal girdle will be used for 6 to 12 weeks after surgery. During recovery you should not perform strenuous physical exercises. Most patients return to work after 2 to 3 weeks depending on the degree of surgery.
There are three basic techniques for thinning a prominent abdomen. The best technique for you will depend on your specific problem. Liposuction alone can produce a thin abdomen for some. If the sagging of your skin is below the navel a mini-abdominoplasty will be fine for you. For those suffering from severe sagging of their abdominal muscles or excessive skin a complete abdominoplasty will be their only solution.
Abdominoplasty surgeries are usually performed under spinal anesthesia and involve an incision around the navel and another that could go from hip to hip. Your entire abdominal wall is tightened with permanent sutures and excess fat and skin is removed. Following surgery, an appreciable weight loss is usually due to a decrease in food intake caused by the adjustment of the abdominal wall.
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Last updated: Jan 23, 2018 5:28 pm