operation is most common in female patients who have completed their
family. After several pregnancies or weight loss, the skin on the
abdomen becomes very loose and the muscles of the abdominal wall
may be weakened and pulled apart in the middle. Depending on the
amount of loose skin, two types of Abdominoplasty can be performed.
In the Standard Abdominoplasty, all the skin below the navel is
removed. The remaining skin is then detached and pulled down and
stitched at the pubic level. The muscle is repaired at the same
time and the navel is repositioned. There is a long scar line that
runs transversely across the lower part of the abdomen and another
around the new navel. Patients will normally stay in the hospital
for two to three days. Overweight people are not suitable for the
Standard Abdominoplasty and are advised to diet because the best
results are obtained in patients who are the correct weight for
who have a moderate amount of loose skin are recommended to have
a Mini Abdominoplasty. The loose skin is excised leaving a short
scar and Liposuction is done at the same time.
The average stay in hospital is one or two days and the recovery
period between one to two weeks.