Everything You Need to Know About Abdominoplasty – Tummy Tuck Surgery
I’m a plastic surgeon who has been certified as a plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This talk is about abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery. I have a special interest in this type of surgery. I completed my plastic surgery surgical training in the year 2008 in 2015. I have six months. Brussels, Belgium where I have learned specialized techniques in body contouring and aesthetic surgery tummy tuck surgery can treat various problems it will remove loose belly skin and fat can remove stretch marks from the abdomen it can reduce the waist The lower tummy camber can relieve skin irritation and sometimes back pain, Tummy tucks remove fat from outside the abdominal cavity. This is the fact that you can pinch. Remove fat from the abdominal cavity.
It does not remove the fat that you can not pinch. In general, women collect more fat outside the abdominal cavity than many men when they gain weight. Gather more fat in the abdominal cavity. The fat that can not be pinched, who is not a candidate for surgery People who are unable to get a general anesthetic, should have no tummy tuck surgery. Patients who are currently smokers should not have tummy tucks. Patients must stop smoking for at least three months prior to surgery with a baseline index or weight-to-height ratio. This is not stable, it should not be an operation. Patients should have a stable baseline index of at least six months prior to surgery. Ideally, patients have a basal metabolic index or BMI of less than thirty before surgery to reduce the risk of complications.
The chart is intended to help understand the incisions used for a tummy tuck. Most patients have an incision the navel or navel in a mini tummy tuck surgery is made a very small incision along the lower area or midline. This is used for patients who require very little skin and fat removal and essentially have a tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal muscles during the procedure. Most patients who undergo a tummy tuck surgery have a lengthened tummy tuck that cuts across the abdominal area Midline of the hip and beyond the opposite hip extends by the incision is extended by the maximum amount of fat and skin can be removed. The lower incision can be placed wherever the patient desires.
This should be with Dr. Andrew at the time of consultation and before surgery, the upper incision is most often placed directly above the navel so that the upper and lower last incision line form an ellipse or the area between the upper and lower incision, in this case, form the blue lines, which is generally removed during surgery, as you can see that most of the skin and fat will be removed from the midsection as we move outward, or lateral parts, much less tissue and skin can be removed.
That reason If an extended incision abdominoplasty can be so much more effective or powerful after the lower abdominal incision has been made, the skin is raised on the abdomen and brought down so that the skin is brought much further down from the initial lower incision and the skin in the area of the upper section is now brought As can be seen from this diagram, the Hau In order to create a new navel, these two images show variations of tummy tuck surgery that are less commonly used in patients with significant scarring in the abdomen, however, best treated with a reverse tummy tuck surgery, as shown to the left in Figure A. Reverse Abdominoplasty.
The cut line or scar is located just below the breast tissue in patients with massive weight loss who need to remove a more centralized skin. In a lily abdominoplasty, a vertical scar is added. This is an adjunct to the usual horizontal scar at the time of abdominoplasty Many patients undergo diastase-rectus repair during delivery or cesarean section.
The rectus muscles are pulled apart. This results in an opening or bulge in the area between the rectus. The muscles seen here on the left do not heal again, regardless of how much activity or exercise is performed. In operations at the time of tummy tuck surgery, the rectus muscles often return sewed together to repair this hernia, to reduce the curvature of the lower abdominal wall and to tighten or tighten the waist. This is the part of the surgery that for the most part results in pain and discomfort after surgery when a rectus repair is performed after surgery.
Patients have more discomfort after surgery You must also wear a bandage or garter belt for six weeks, and you must not perform core muscle activities. Patients who undergo a tummy tuck surgery may have certain side effects. They have a scar along the lower abdomen or pelvis and one at the navel will usually have a diminished sensation above the abdomen, which generally recovers, with the exception of the area just around the scar. After surgery, patients will experience discomfort or pain. The pain is almost exclusively attributable to the repair of the rectus diastase. Possible accumulations of fluid called Saroja patients may have problems with wound healing and disintegration of the wound.
It is possible that some loss of sensibility occurs in the upper thigh area Adipose tissue problems with anesthetic injury to the organs under the muscles a clot, the c A form in the leg, a DVT or a form that can enter the lungs PE or pulmonary embolism, which can be very severe or even fatal. Some patients may require further surgery for a minor or significant complication, where wound failure is the most common significant problem. This happens when the patient develops crusts along the central part of the incision.
This crusting area eventually leads to the destruction of the skin. This is an example of a patient with wound destruction after a tummy tuck surgery. The patient before the operation, two weeks after the operation. The patient has a large area with a wounding failure and three months after the operation, where the patient has a slightly widened scar by the treatment of the wound failure. These include dressings that need to be done once or twice a day for the last six to twelve weeks.
The main risk factor for wound breaking is that cigarette smokers, must stop all nicotine products. If you do not smoke at least three months before the surgery and two months after the surgery, you may also have a basal metabolic index of more than 30 years of advanced diabetes or previous surgical procedures the abdominal wall. As with this patient, these types of incisions may affect the blood flow and nourishment of the healing abdominal wall after surgery.
Most patients recover easily. Surgery is generally a day on which patients living outside of Duncan go home the same day. Patients who wish to stay overnight are encouraged to walk or walk immediately after surgery and move their ankles to avoid blood clots. Patients can not swim or immerse in a bath for six weeks. You can take a shower immediately. The drains are removed after seven to twelve days The days on which the Senton Tarry activity resumes normally take two to four weeks.
This is an example of a woman using a compression garment. The compression garment is used when a patient has a rectus diastase repair or a tightening of the muscles. In patients with rectus diastase repair, there is no core muscle activation for six weeks, patients can resume full activity at six weeks and the end result is usually reached after 12 months. In summary, non-smokers with a baseline index of less than 30 are excellent candidates for tummy tuck surgery. Can improve the appearance of the abdominal contour, and skin patients can return to full activity about two weeks after surgery for sedentary activities and six weeks after surgery. This is an example of a patient from our practice.
This lady is about 58 years old and underwent a breast surgery to lift the breast tissue next to the abdominoplasty to remove the excess belly skin and fat this is the same patient in a side view of the surgery rem. Excessive abdominal skin and fat and reduced by tightening the Rectus muscle also the bulge of the abdomen This is another patient who has undergone a tummy tuck surgery to remove excess skin and fat. This is the same patient she has in her sixties. This is a picture of the side where the placement of the abdominal scar is discussed before the scar can be removed so as to hide under the patient’s preferred underwear.
The answer can discuss with you before surgery that the scars are placed in an area that you prefer the most. In this case, a woman who has lost significant weight is several hundred pounds, since a normal tummy tuck surgery would not remove enough skin to achieve the goals she wanted to achieve, making a cut transversely or horizontally across her abdomen made as in a standard abdominal class-d, and a second incision was made vertically, and this is a lily abdominoplasty, where the second vertical incision allows for the removal Due to an increased amount of midline tissue, the patient has both a vertical and a conventional horizontal scar.
However, this surgery allows for the increased removal of horizontal skin excess in patients with massive weight loss who did not undergo rectal muscle or muscle tension plication as they did not need a binder after surgery and did not experience significant pain after surgery. In fact, this patient has two days Tylenol was taken extra-strong postoperatively and this was her only pain control after surgery.