The centre of the body is a key part of a person’s overall appearance. The abdomen and waist play a central role in creating a body image that both men and women consider satisfying. After significant weight loss, it is common to be left with an overstretched abdominal wall, which isn’t able to fully recede. This problem can also occur after pregnancy. Despite intense exercise and a balanced diet, it is not possible to achieve results via conservative methods, even over the medium term – the tissue has simply been overstretched and can no longer retract. In the case of women, abdominal muscles can also separate after pregnancy, which can lead to muscular dysfunction and chronic back pain.
Abdominoplasty – also known as a tummy tuck – involves the removal of excess skin and excess fat. The navel may also be reconfigured. It is also possible to firm the rectus abdominal muscles in the same operation. The abdominoplasty procedure makes it possible to significantly improve the appearance of a flaccid and bulging stomach. If necessary, local fat deposits that cannot be reached during the abdominoplasty can be subsequently removed using liposuction (PAL).
6 weeks of compression clothing
RECOMMENCE SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
14 days wearing a headband
After 6-8 weeks
After a detailed consultation and comprehensive examination, we will determine whether it is necessary to perform a classic abdominoplasty, which includes resetting the belly button, or a mini tummy tuck, which does not affect the navel, in order to achieve the desired result. We will also discuss whether any local fat deposits that cannot be addressed through the abdominoplasty (mainly in the flank/waist area) should be removed via intraoperative liposuction.
Do not take any aspirin or other blood-thinning medication 14 days prior to the operation.
The surgery takes around 1-3 hours and is carried out under general anaesthetic.
You can see the results of the treatment immediately. You will need to wear compression clothing for 6 weeks after surgery to ensure optimum results. You can return to your normal routine after around 14 days.
Potential operational risks are discussed and explained in detail prior to the intervention. All operations carry a risk. As cosmetic surgery constitutes what is known as an elective, voluntary intervention, it is even more important that the patient is fully informed and prepared for the operation. We offer our full support to you before and after the operation and are available 24/7 during this period.