Abdomen: Abdominoplasty, mini-abdominoplasty

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Abdomen: Abdominoplasty, mini-abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty or abdomen surgery eliminates the excess skin and fat that accumulates in the lower part of the abdomen. In turn, it allows us to tighten the muscles of the abdominal region as it is common that women who have had pregnancies tend to suffer a separation of these muscles (diastasis recti) and, as a result, lose their abdominal firmness. Finally, having done all this, we will achieve a narrowing of the waist, improving the shape of the body outline. In most cases, Dr. Javier Collado combines this surgery with liposculpture of the flanks and the upper part of the abdomen in search of a more satisfactory result. The scar will be a line that runs from near the belly button and another one above the pubis that will be covered by underwear. In certain cases, such as thin people with an excess of skin below the belly button, we can perform a mini-abdominoplasty, leaving only a horizontal scar above the pubis and tightening the muscles of the abdominal region.

 

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Am I a good candidate for the intervention?

Abdominoplasty is recommended for people who are in good physical shape but have loose abdominal skin and/or a substantial amount of fat that does not respond to any diets or exercise.

You may be a good candidate for abdominoplasty if you have one of the following conditions:
Excessive or loose abdominal skin
Abdomen that stands out in proportion to the body
Abdominal muscles weakened by pregnancy or old age
Excessive fat concentrated in the abdominal skin

If you plan on getting pregnant or losing a lot of weight, you should inform your surgeon.
Scars from previous surgical interventions may limit the results of abdominoplasty. Although, in some cases, an existing scar may be used for a new incision, as is the case with women who have caesarean scars.

What can I expect from the first consultation?

The first visit is the main step for the patient considering an abdominoplasty. During the consultation, the surgeon will evaluate your physical and emotional health and discuss the cosmetic goals of this surgery.
You should come to the consultation ready to evaluate all that this intervention provides.
Previous surgical procedures
Previous and current medical conditions
Medication that you are taking, including herbal remedies and nutritional supplements
When your abdomen is examined, the surgeon will assess:
The quality of your abdominal skin
The location of any existing scar
The amount and location of excess fat
The state of the muscles
Your surgeon may suggest other treatments that he believes are more convenient for you. For example, for some patients, it is more convenient to only perform a liposuction or a more limited type of abdominoplasty.

What should I take from the results?

Soon after the intervention, you will notice an important difference in the shape of your body. Patients find themselves to be extremely motivated once they see a firmer and smoother abdomen and this makes them feel more comfortable when getting dressed.

The incision line, as time goes by, will improve but it is important to remember that the scar will be permanently visible.

The results of the abdominoplasty are long-lasting. As long as you do not gain or lose a large amount of weight, you can count on your new figure for many years. The passing of time may cause your skin to lose rigidity. If this happens, your surgeon may suggest an additional treatment to restore your abdominal outline.

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- Other options apart from abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty is not the best choice for everyone. Your surgeon will advise you regarding other options that will work better with your anatomy and will meet your surgical goals.

Mini-abdominoplasty may benefit you if you are unhappy with the appearance of the area of your abdomen below your belly button.

This only requires a small horizontal incision and no incision whatsoever in the belly button.
It is important to remember that a mini-abdominoplasty does not correct the loose skin above the belly button.

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