Due to the loosening of the skin, abdominal muscles, and often also an excess fat, this intervention has a poor reputation: pain, risk of phlebitis. This is a real surgery which gives excellent results, but requires great technical operative quality.
Re-tensioning of the abdomen with refinement and retightening of the waistline (liposuction)*
Under general anesthesia or spinal anesthesia (the lower part of the body is numbed).
A liposuction to reduce the volume of hip and belly is performed first.
Then muscles and skin are retightened.
Short term: hematoma, phlebitis, pulmonary embolism, necrosis (smoking cessation imperative one month before surgery).
Medium and long term:
Insensitivity of the abdominal skin above the scar.
The scar is long and visible. It will evolve over several months. It should be massaged in the postoperative and silicone dressings should be applied to flatten them.
Pain (less than a cesarean section).
Edema (swelling for a couple of days)
Ecchymosis (bruises) for 15 days. Sheath for 1 month.
Hospitalization: 2-4 postoperative nights (depending on the size of the suction, the amount of skin removed and postoperative fatigue).
You can return to work after about 15 days.
No sports: one month (depending on the type of sport).
Health insurance: Will be covered only in isolated cases. The skin has to cover the pubis. You would have to make an appointment with the health insurance doctor who will take the final decision.
Best for this surgery is to have it done once you don’t want to become pregnant anymore. Another pregnancy can alter the result.
But it is still possible to be pregnant after an abdominal wall plastic.
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