Tummy Tuck Abdominoplasty
Abdominoplasty is an operation where the surgeon removes undesired skin and fat from the abdomen, and during which the abdominal wall muscles are lifted.
A good looking abdomen is the dream of everyone; both men and women.
During the abdominoplasty, the surgeon removes the excess redundant skin and fats from the middle and lower abdomen, in addition to lifting the abdominal wall muscles.
The operation necessitates staying overnight at the hospital. It is performed under general anesthesia and lasts for 2-3 hours.
The surgeon first makes a vertical skin incision in the lower abdomen, and then he separates the skin from the abdominal wall. Then, he starts muscle lifting, transferring the umbilicus and removal of the excess skin of the abdomen. After that, he closes the lower abdomen incision by cosmetic stitches, and then drains is added for drainage of the accumulated fluid.
After surgery, the patient may need 2-3 days for regaining his/her normal activity. The drains can be removed after several days then the stitches are removed a week later.