Many women would like ot have a flat, smooth and firm stomach. During pregnancy the skin stretches a lot and its shrinking later is often not satisfactory. Some women may have significant stretch marks. Others may have been obese and folds of fat and skin are left hanging after the slimming process. Other have a genetic tendency to accumulate fat in stomach area. For many people intensive exercise and diet does bring the desired effect. Liposuction is not a slimming method and obesity increases the risk of complications in this type of intervention.
There are partial and full abdominoplasty as well as mini or lower abdominoplasty. The excess of skin on the stomach can be removed by removing the skin between navle and pubic hair. The skin from above the navel is stretched down and an incision is made to suture a new navel there. It is relatively serious operation with big wounds and it is called abdominoplatsty/tummy tuck. If there ia problem with excess of skin or stretch marks on the stomach, sagging skin after Caesarian section or operation many women may achieve a good result by removing the exces of skin from lower part of stomach and possibly mix it with liposuction in upper abdomen area. It is called lower abdominoplasty/tummy tuck or mini abdominoplasty/tummy tuck.
During consultation with a surgeon you will be given tips onhow to choose the right methos of operation.
Surgical incision is always made in bikini line. Rectus abdominis muscles (abs) are located symmetrically on both sides of linea alba (medial line) are stretched during pregnancy. In some women there a diastasis ( separation) between the stomach muscles. It is called ‘’rectusdiastase’’ separation of rectus abdominis muscles. It can also be corrected by suturing the fascia dueirng the operation. In most women abdominoplasty if ofter mixed with stomach liposuctions and possibly hips liposuction.