Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the middle or lower part of the abdomen.
The procedure tightens the abdominal strap, then removes the excess skin to restore the belly to its original shape.
In addition, the excision of scars and stretch marks that have formed in the lower abdomen area improves the appearance of the abdomen. It is the whole belly that is rejuvenated.
Women who have had one or more pregnancies are often good candidates for abdominoplasty.
Do not hesitate to make an appointment for a consultation. Our doctors will assess your physical condition to determine if the abdominoplasty is the right treatment for you.
Restoring the skin and tightening the abdominal muscles improve the shape and contour of the abdomen. They allow you to wear more fitted clothes and feel better about yourself.
However, abdominoplasty is not a method of losing weight. It is only suitable for healthy people who are not overweight or the cause of the prominence of the abdomen.
Note that it is necessary to wait several months before appreciating the final result of the surgery. The scars will take a year to fade.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and lasts one or two hours.
The incision is made in the lower part of the abdomen, the one normally covered by bikini briefs. A second incision is made to separate the navel from surrounding tissue.
The skin and fat are then separated from the abdominal muscles up to your ribs. These muscles will be brought together with stitches, their new position allowing for a firmer abdominal wall.
The skin of the abdomen is then pulled down and the excess skin and fat removed. Tightening the skin lessens the appearance of stretch marks. At the same time, it is also possible to perform liposuction of the lower abdomen.
Drains are usually removed after two to three days.
Depending on the nature of your job, the recovery time varies from two to four weeks.