Pregnancy or significant weight lost can often result in excess skin under the belly, Stretch marks also may appear and the abdominal muscles weaken.. Abdominoplasty procedures can reduce or remove many of these unpleasant problems.
The operation consists of a bow shaped incision just above pubis area. Excessive skin and stretch marks under the belly, and fat tissue are removed with the result that the abdomen is strongly tightened. The navel remains in its place after the operation. If abdomen muscles are loose in the central belly part they are tightened and strengthen, as well.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia and with a duration of 1 to 2 hours. After surgery, It is necessary to use special elastic belly belt about 3 to 6 weeks. Hospitalization is usually from 2 to 4 days. Dissolving stitches are mostly used, and any remaining are removed within 10 to 14 days according to healing process. Returning to normal physical activities is possible in 6 to 8 weeks.
You will be able to perform light sitting work such as in the office after 2 weeks. . To make sure the operation results will be remain permanent, it is recommended to loose weight before operation.