It is applied to repair loose and cracked abdominal skin. Fast weight gains and losses and pregnancy cause deformities on abdominal skin and also result in the muscles around anterior abdominal walls to drift apart.
Fast stretching of the skin causes damage on dermis and therefore, makes the skin thinner causing stretch marks. Due to the cracks, the skin loses its elasticity and starts to become droopy. Additionally, since the muscles, which are the main supportive tissues of anterior abdominal skin, drift from each other, a bellied appearance stays on.
Vanity surgeons remove the excessive skin under the belly full of cracks through abdominoplasty, repairs the muscles in anterior abdominal wall and hernia (if any) and created a new belly-button, creates an effect of corsets inside the skin by moving closer the muscles in anterior abdominal wall. This way, he creates a flat abdomen.
There is also another way to remove the droopy and cracked skin through mini-abdominoplasty if the patients complain about only lower part of their belly. Muscles can also be repaired during mini-abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty results in a scar similar but longer to cesarean scar which stays hidden inside the underwear or bikini. After the operation, the patients can easily stand up and walk. They need to stay at the hospital for 1-2 days after the operation. They may return to daily life approximately 10 days later. Corsets should be used for 3 weeks in order to preserve the firmness of the abdominal skin. Patients may start doing heavy exercises after 6 weeks.
Abdominoplasty might be enhanced with a liposuction operation in order to ensure body shape. In this case, slim waist may result in a more feminine appearance. It might be performed with other body aesthetic operations such as breast reduction, breast lift, arm or thigh lift. This way, we can resolve many problems with only one shot.
Female patients who gave birth recently must wait for at least 6 months before abdominoplasty. If breastfeeding is ended after this duration, abdominoplasty operation can easily be performed. It would not pose any problems to get pregnant after abdominoplasty; however, it is more convenient to perform all operations after all pregnancies to ensure permanent results.