Abdominoplasty in Paris

What is abdominoplasty?

Also known as tummy tuck, abdominoplasty is an aesthetic surgical procedure designed to reshape and tighten the abdominal area. The procedure involves removing excess skin and/or fat between the navel and the pubis that remains after a significant change in weight.

What are the goals of abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty to remove skin excess:

Abdominoplasty is recommended when there is an excess of skin below the navel, for example after pregnancy, when the skin has been stretched to the limit and is hanging. This is also the case if the patient has experienced significant weight loss.

Remove surplus fat:

Abdominoplasty is recommended when there is an excess of abdominal fat on the abdominal wall associated with excessive sagging skin. The accumulation may be above and/or below the navel. The skin may bulge over the pubic area, which is called an abdominal apron, pouch belly or pendulum abdomen.

Improve physical and emotional well-being

Procedure for tummy tuck in Paris

The usual procedure is as follows:

  • liposuction of the abdomen to remove the underlying excess fat and lighten the flap.
  • If necessary, the surgeon performs a diastasis cure, i.e. brings the abdominal muscles together.
  • excess skin is removed
  • the navel is reintroduced in the new position
  • Sutures are made with resorbable thread, and drains are placed for a few days.
  • dressings are applied and the patient is hospitalized for 1-2 days.

At the end of the abdominoplasty surgery in Paris, the tissues are retightened, the muscles put back in tension and the navel often repositioned for perfect harmony, restoring a smooth, firm and flat appearance to the abdomen. Scars, corresponding to the amount of skin removed, are located at pubic hair level, so that they are as inconspicuous as possible.

Are there any complications after abdominoplasty?

It's important to note that abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure. That's why it's essential to consult a qualified plastic surgeon to assess your eligibility for this procedure and discuss the benefits, risks and possible alternatives.

Complications of tummy tuck surgery are fortunately very rare. Inherent to surgery, they are always possible but exceptional and can be treated quite easily, such as bleeding, infection, etc. Complications specific to tummy tuck surgery include

  • thrombo-embolism: now rare thanks to anti-thrombosis stockings, early mobilization and anti-coagulant treatments
  • a hematoma, which can often be punctured
  • skin necrosis favoured by smoking, which can lengthen the healing process and thus the duration of dressings
  • altered sensitivity of the abdominal wall, even in the case of a light tummy tuck. It returns gradually
  • imperfections in the result generally concern the scar and the belly-button, and can be corrected after 12 to 18 months.

The scar may also evolve less discreetly, but there are always solutions to improve and attenuate it. What's more, even without treatment, a scar fades almost completely over the years, and improvements will be evident.

Can other procedures be combined with abdominoplasty?

Liposuction is often combined with the procedure to remove any remaining fat deposits and refine the waistline (hip liposuction). In some cases, breast prostheses, lipofilling or a breast lift may also be associated; this is what the Americans call "mommy makover" for post-pregnancy repair.

Abdominoplasty results in Paris 8th arrondissement

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Posté dans News, Body le 21 Oct 2019