In the picture above, the skin has good qualities that do not fit the indication for abdominoplasty, the skin has a smooth appearance, without wrinkles, the umbilical scar is wide open, with a round shape.
In this image below, irregularities on the skin surface are observed, the umbilicus is horizontalized, almost closed and some skin folds on top.
As a surgery that removes a certain amount of skin and fat, there will obviously be a reduction in body weight, which varies according to the volume of the abdomen that can be removed from each patient. However, it is not the “kilos” removed that will define the aesthetic result, but the proportions that the abdomen maintains with the rest of the torso and limbs.
The scar resulting from an abdominoplasty (dermolipectomy) is located just above the pubic hair implant, extending laterally to a greater or lesser extent, depending on the volume of the abdomen to be corrected.
This scar is designed to be hidden under swimsuits and will unfailingly go through several periods of evolution until its appearance improves.
Your own navel will be re-attached to the stretched skin of the abdomen. It should be taken into account that, around the navel, there will be a scar that will undergo the same evolution of the scar already described.
At the end of the surgery, you will be kept in bed in a hunched position, the trunk and head should be elevated starting the inclination in the gluteal region, the lower limbs (thighs and legs) must also be elevated starting in the gluteal region, remembering to maintain this position for a week when walking, sitting or lying down.
When lying down on your side, you should keep this bent position. If you have surgery in the breast region, avoid turning to the point of overloading this region with weight.
You will usually spend a day in hospital,
You must wear the compressive mesh for a period of approximately 30 days, after this period it is up to you to use the mesh. The main observation is that the mesh cannot make folds in order to deeply mark the skin of the abdomen, a fact that, if prolonged, can leave permanent marks. To prevent this, there are protectors that prevent folds from occurring.
In the first 24 hours at home, you should have someone by your side whenever you get up because of the risk of having a drop in blood pressure and, consequently, dizziness and a fall.
The personal clothes used cannot overcompress the treated region for at least 3 months for the same reasons as not leaving permanent marks, be careful with jeans.
Remember that the recovery period does not mean resting in bed, you should get up and walk around the house several times, eat meals out of bed and never forget to keep your legs elevated whenever sitting or lying down (essential to avoid thrombosis in the legs and consequently embolism).
Food after abdominoplasty
Feeding should be divided every 3 hours for the first two weeks, avoiding large volumes at each meal. Prefer foods that are easily digested and that stimulate intestinal functioning, no soda, alcoholic or carbonated drinks. If the bowel does not work daily, you can take regular laxatives if necessary.
Maintaining a balanced diet is also essential for maintaining the results obtained, so seek professional help (Nutritionist).
If there is a drain, it will be removed between 5 e. 7 days after surgery, it is advisable to start lymphatic drainage then, twice a week, for at least 10 sessions.
After two weeks you will be free to drive and return to work depending on your activity and your recovery.
The return to physical exercise should be progressive, starting with light gym exercises and walking 30 days after surgery and gradually increasing the intensity and frequency. Generally heavier activities such as jogging and heavy weight training will hit you after about 75 days.