Technical name: Abdominoplasty or Dermolipectomy
Part of the body: abdomen
Recommended age: when deciding not to have children anymore
Anesthesia: rachis or epidural
Duration of the surgery: about two hours
Stay in the clinic: one day
Scar: in the abdomen area, it can be hidden under the bikini
Preoperative preparations: laboratory tests
Postoperative care: wear of belt for two months
Recovery time: two to three weeks
Tip: Avoid sunbathing in the scar area for three weeks
Every woman wishes to get rid of that unwanted "little belly", especially when she decides to wear a bikini or a shorter blouse. In some cases the liposuction can solve the problem, but in others, only a plastic surgery can give you that flat belly that you have always dreamed of. The abdominal plastic surgery is indicated in the cases in which, besides the accrued fat, the skin of the belly is already flabby. It is more often found in women who already had children and lost the natural elasticity of the skin, or still those who dieted severely and suffer with flabbiness in this area.
The abdominoplasty or dermolipectomy (technical names of this surgery) takes about two hours and is performed with epidural anesthesia in most cases. It is not necessary more than one day of admission in the clinic. When back home, the patient will only have to be careful with the dressings. The recovery is usually similar to that of a Caesarian operation. The scar left by this surgery is usually not small, which frightens some women, but it can easily be hidden under the panties and the bikini. After the seventh or eighth month this mark usually becomes a whitish line. Another after-surgery care is that the patient will have to walk bended during the first days because the skin will be quite stretched. Activities demanding bigger physical effort such as driving and gymnastic can only be resumed after 30 days. At first the recovery seems hard, but the result certainly pays. After all, there are only a few women who can parade at the beach in their bikinis and show a perfect belly.