Our abdomen can deteriorate considerably due to sedentary habits, weight gain, pregnancy and hereditary factors. Abdominoplasty is a procedure designed to correct deformities of the abdominal region. It is performed when large quantities of extra skin appear and the abdominal muscles have relaxed, allowing the abdomen to drag and be prominent. Abdominoplasty consists of cutting the extra skin and repairing the abdominal muscles.
Fat Removal (Liposuction) is also often performed on different areas of the abdomen. Great results are achieved when Abdominal and Waist Liposcuplture are performed a couple of months after the Abdominoplasty.
This is an ambulatory surgery performed under general anaesthesia, usually takes around 4 hours. Recovery time goes from 2 to 3 weeks, though patients can start doing most of their normal activities after 1 week.