What is the tightening of the abdominal muscles that occurs during abdominal surgery and what benefits?
The abdominal muscles, during pregnancy or during the period of excessively high body weight, due to the increase in abdominal pressure, tend to move away from the midline of the body. This predisposes to the appearance of hernias in the middle line. By tightening the abdominal muscles during abdominal surgery, the muscle diastasis that often occurs after pregnancy or after a heavy weight loss is corrected. It therefore contributes to the good restraint of the intra-abdominal viscera.
Also, tightening of the abdominal muscles has great benefits in maintaining a correct body position.
Finally, by tightening the abdominal muscles, we have a reduction in the perimeter of the waist.
How painful is the abdominal surgery?
Tightening abdominal muscles causes discomfort during the first post-operative period, especially during movements. These inconveniences are gradually decreasing in the coming weeks.
How long after pregnancy can abdominoplasty occur?
Although there is a tendency to make corrections to the abdominal skin at the same time as parturition, this is not the norm. We cannot have the maximum benefits of abdominal surgery at this stage.
Ideally, about 6 months have elapsed since childbirth so that the body has time to recover from the stress of pregnancy.
When is liposuction chosen as a way to treat fat accumulation in the abdomen and when is it indicated abdominoplasty?
With liposuction, we can deal with localized fat accumulation in the anterior and lateral abdominal areas when there is not much skin loosening. In cases where the elasticity of the abdominal skin is not good, abdominal surgery has better results.
Can abdominoplasty be combined with liposuction or other plastic surgery in the body?
Performing a double surgery is feasible, provided this is safe based on the patient’s general health condition.
How safe is abdominal surgery?
Abdominoplasty is a very safe procedure. In some cases after surgery there is a collection of serous fluid, which is treated in the context of postoperative follow-up. Other events, such as inflammation, hematoma and healing disorders, are rare. Hypertrophic scars if present require additional therapeutic measures to improve them.