The abdominoplasty’s goal is to remove excess skin and fat on an abdomen that has been stretched by pregnancy weight variations ..During this procedure it is possible to act on the underlying abdominal muscles. In France and in some cases the “sécurité sociale” can take care of some of the medical expenses.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia. The incision is placed over the pubis and laterally towards the hips in order to conceal it in the underwear. Skin excess can now be removed as well as the repositioning of the umbilicus. A liposuction can be associated to the procedure. A contention dressing is put in place at the end of the procedure.
A mini-abdominoplasty is based on the same principle with a shorter incision and a faster postoperative recovery.
Usually a 24 to 48 hour stay is sufficient and the return back home is possible after the drains are taken out .
The postoperative days are characterized by a tension sensation . The medical treatment started during your stay in the clinic is continued and contributes to limit these inconveniences.
It is asked to avoid carrying heavy weights.
You are seen a few days later in consultation. T he dressing is taken of and a contention garment is to be weared night and day for a month. After one month you have a good idea of the result. Massages help through this stage.
The sutures are resorbable and it is not necessary to take them off.
It is recommended to stop working seven to twenty days.
Before taking up sport again a delay of one to two months is to be considered.