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Abdominal plastic surgery

The skin and subcutaneous tissue of the abdominal wall may be excessive and may overhang as a result of weight fluctuations, increasing age, and in women after pregnancy. The abdomen after childbirth sometimes requires this procedure. This procedure is suitable for anyone who has developed overhanging skin on the abdomen. If subcutaneous tissue excess is associated with excessive skin folds, it is no longer possible to modify the appearance of the abdomen, e.g., by liposuction. This excess must be surgically removed.

Medical aspects of the intervention

The disadvantage of this type of surgery is the scars created in the lower abdomen and around the navel, but it provides a substantial aesthetic change. Excess skin and subcutaneous tissue of the "overhanging abdomen" is removed during the procedure. It is also possible to adjust the abdominal rectus muscle diastasis, which often occurs.

Form of intervention

The procedure is only performed during hospitalisation.

The hospitalisation is about 3-4 days.

Method and course of procedure

Abdominoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia. In total, the procedure takes about 1-2 hours. One incision is made horizontally in the area of the upper pubic hair line, and another one around the navel (further incisions are possible). Subsequently, the layer of skin and subcutaneous tissue is separated from the abdominal wall up to the lower edge of the ribs, while the navel remains connected to the abdominal wall. In the case of the abdominal rectus muscles diastasis, they are sutured in the middle line to restore the strength of the abdominal wall, slightly narrowing the waist. The loose skin with the subcutaneous tissue is then pulled down and the excess skin is removed. A new navel hole is cut, where the navel is sutured to, and all wounds are sutured.

The resulting scars are then located around the navel and in an arc in the lower abdomen (so-called bikini cut).

Postoperative course and recommendations

Analgesics are given should the patient complain of pain in the postoperative period. Drains, if used, are most often removed 1-2 days after surgery. From the first postoperative days, the patient begins to wear elastic underwear, which reduces the formation of haematomas and accumulation of fluid in the subcutaneous tissue and has a major impact on the overall outcome of the procedure. Sutures are removed on day 10-14 after the surgery Elastic underwear must be worn for at least 6-8 weeks in total. After the wounds have healed, it is necessary to take care of the scars, which must be protected from sunlight for at least 3 months (you will discuss the details with your physician). The average recovery time is in the order of weeks. It is not recommended to do sports for about 1 month after the procedure. If you undertake a procedure with abdominal rectus diastasis correction, sports should be avoided for a little longer

Price calculation

This procedure is not covered by health insurance

The total price of the procedure is given by the sum of the price for the procedure itself, the price for elastic underwear, the price for general anaesthesia and the price for hospitalisation according to its duration.

This procedure is performed in our facility by all plastic surgeons.

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