It is usually done as a cosmetic procedure.
The purpose of the abdominoplasty is to improve the cosmetic appearance of a flabby or bulging belly.
Causes of flabby belly
Flabby belly and lose skin can be cause by many things including ageing, pregnancies, ascites, tumour, or rapid weight loss.
- correct abnormalities after a disease or surgery, such as removal of large pelvic tumours
- fix structural defects of the abdomen
- correct abnormalities caused by obesity
- improve the contour of the abdomen after hernia repair.
An apronectomy is another operation sometimes done in addition to an abdominoplasty. It involves removing a hanging 'apron' of abdominal fat that can cover the genitals, make personal hygiene difficult and cause ongoing skin irritation.
Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia
- The surgeon will make a cut in the fold under the belly, near the bikini line.
- Skin is also cut around the belly button.
- A large area of fat and skin are then pulled away from the muscle.
- The surgeon tightens the abdominal muscles in the belly.
- The skin is then stretched downward.
- Extra skin and fat are trimmed away.
- A new hole will be cut for the belly button.
- The opening will then be closed with stitches.
Who performs abdominoplasty surgery?
- Cosmetic surgeons or general surgeons
- After surgery, there may be some pain and discomfort that can last for several days.
- Resting with the legs and hips bent will put less stress on the belly.
- The remaining scar will fade with time.
If you are thinking about an abdominoplasty
- Many people people feel a great deal of pressure to appear perfect.
- This operation might improve your appearance and possibly your quality of life.
- But it is major surgery, and not suitable for everyone.
- If you are obese, think about whether you have done all you can without surgery.
If you have recently given birth, it can take a long time to get your abdominal muscles in shape again.
Does not help with weight regain
- Tummy tuck
- Mommy makeover
- Mini tummy tuck