Tummy Tuck Abdominoplastik, Bauchdeckenplastik, Bodylift
Are you a good candidate??After weight loss or pregnancy, there may be excess skin on the abdomen. If possible, we try to improve the result by liposuction in our clinic. Sometimes this is not enough and a tightening of the abdominal wall is useful, especially if there is an excess of skin (fat apron). If you want a smooth abdomen, then an abdominoplasty is currently the only method that will meet your expectations.
How can you imagine the procedure?While sitting, there is an abdominal crease at the level of the groin, which corresponds to the line of incision running along the pubic hair border in an arc. The skin and fatty tissue is loosened up to the ribcage. The navel is freed from the surrounding tissue at its skin exit point. If the abdominal muscles have moved apart slightly (rectus diastasis), I can perform a tightening of the muscles. This makes the abdomen flatter and emphasizes the waist. The skin is now tightened downwards and the excess is removed. Now the navel is sewn back in, a drainage is placed under the skin and the wounds are closed.
After removing the excess skin I feel where the navel is located. The hidden navel is brought out through a small hole and sewn back in.
The abdominoplasty takes 3 hours and is performed under general anesthesia. One day you will stay in the clinic, the next day you will go home with drains. The drainage is removed after about 3 days, depending on the amount of fluid delivered. If it is only a matter of a pure tightening of the lower abdomen, this can be combined with liposuction.
What are the possible risks?Of all aesthetic operations, abdominoplasty statistically has the greatest risk:
- circulatory disorders of the skin, especially in smokers (4x higher risk)
- Increased risk of thrombosis due to the large wound area
- Development of a seroma
→ Wound water accumulation due to too much movement between muscles and skin fat tissue
- Widened scarring
→ Hypertrophy: broad and flat scar → Keloid: bulbous scar