It’s vital that you try to lose weight in other ways before considering an operation.
There are three possible treatments for abdominal wall correction. Each of them brings about excellent and mostly sustaining results. During a prior consultation the plastic surgeon will discuss the best-suitable option with you.
Liposculpture can be carried out when there is only some excess fat to be corrected. Some small incisions (5 mm) are made through which the excess fat can be removed.
These small incisions will be covered by the pubic hairs and the belly button so that they are totally inconspicuous. After the liposculpture you will be required to wear a compression bandage for more or less three weeks.
Abdominoplasty/ abdominal wall correction
If you have not only developed excess fat but also excess abdominal skin, abdominoplasty might be the right solution. Moreover, with this procedure any possible stretched abdominal muscles can be tightened again. A flatter and firmer abdomen is ensured by this procedure. A horizontal incision is made in the lower abdomen. The incision generally follows the bikini-line so that scarring is hidden with underwear or swim clothing. You will also have a rather conspicuous scar around the umbulicus (navel) because this needs to be repositioned.
An abdominal wall correction is performed under a general anaesthetic. But you can leave the clinic the same day. Two small drain tubes will be inserted to help avoid the accumulation of blood or wound fluid. Stitches will be removed after approximately ten days. You will be required to wear an abdominal support for three weeks.
Mini-abdominoplasty / Mini-abdominal correction
If the excess abdominal skin is restricted to the lower abdomen, a so called mini-abdominal correction can be carried out. This is a smaller operation which will only leave a scar under the bikini-line and not around the umbulicus (navel).
This procedure can be combined with liposuction of the abdomen to enhance the result. You can leave the clinic the same day.