his surgery is aimed at restoring the youthful appearance of the waist and abdominal area, whilst maintaining an aesthetic and natural appearance to the patient’s contour. It counteracts the effects of pregnancy, weight loss and aging on the abdomen, which frequently leads to excess fat deposits in the flanks and lower abdomen, as well as laxity of the skin and stretch marks. Most of the time, during the same procedure the muscles in the abdominal area can be tightened to improve posture and lumbar support, as well as flattening out the abdominal area. All excess skin and fat is removed, resulting in a low hidden scar and repositioning of the umbilicus. This procedure can be combined with liposuction and/or variable scar lengths to obtain improved results in certain cases. It results in some of the most dramatic changes, especially in massive weight loss patients.
Anesthesia: Epidural block with intravenous Sedation
Length of the Procedure: 2 to 3 hours
Length of Stay: One day hospital stay
Discomfort: Usually well controlled with prescribed pain medication, sometimes mild to moderate first 7 to 10 days, most discomfort is associated with the rectus abdominis muscle closure in the mid abdomen. Some numbness may persist in the lower abdominal area for weeks to months after surgery.
Rest Period: 3 to 4 weeks of rest from certain activities, depending on placement of the implant. Usually quick recovery for prompt return to work or daily chores.
Final Result: Seen after 2 to 3 months