Abdominoplasty is a procedure aimed at reducing sagging skin and abdominal muscles after pregnancy and losing weight. This procedure improves the physical appearance of patients, improving their self-esteem.
What is there to know about Abdominoplasty?
As in any procedure, the consumption of medications that increase the risk of bleeding such as: aspirin, vitamin E, ginseng, as well as tobacco, alcohol, ginger tea, should be stopped at least two weeks before. The attending physician should be informed if he has suffered from fever or diarrhea in the previous days.
Spinal anesthesia is administered. An incision is made over the pubic hair that extends laterally to where the abdomen hangs, allowing all the skin below the navel to be removed. Like any surgical procedure, it has risks and complications that are explained by the surgeon.
Hospitalization for 24-48 hours depending on the case, the body should be kept flexed for the first few days, an elastic bandage is placed for 55 days for a better prognosis and recovery. The management of the wound and the navel is washed daily and must be dried perfectly. Lymphatic drainage massages and ultrasound are performed for 10 days. Do not make sudden movements or physical efforts.