Abdominoplastie popularly referred to as “tummy tuck” is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to tighten the abdomen and make it thinner and more firm. This surgery operates with the procedure of subtracting excessive skin and fat tissue from the middle and lower section of the abdomen in order to tighten the muscle and fascia of the abdominal wall. This kind of surgery is commonly sought by people with loose or sagging tissues after pregnancy or major weight loss.es
There are various types of abdominoplastie, namely complete abdominoplastie, partial abdominoplastie, extended abdominoplastie, high lateral tension tummy tuck, floating abdominoplastie (commonly known as FAB technique), circumferential abdominoplastie and other combination procedures.
Complete abdominoplastie is the most usual scenario. It is a well-knit procedure of the following surgical steps. Primarily, an incision is made with a scalpel from one end of the hip to the other, just above the pubic section. This is followed by another cut around the naval to detach it from the surrounding skin. Then, essentially the skin is removed from the abdominal wall and the muscles fascia of the abdomen is exposed in order to be tightened. The muscle fascia wall is then tightened with sutures. Liposuction is often used to refine the transition zones of the abdominal sculpture. Post the dressing, a compression garment is applied, and the draining of any excess fluid completes the process.
Similarly, in partial (or mini, as it is commonly referred to) abdominoplastie, a smaller incision is carried out. The fat and accompanying skin in the lower abdomen are removed in a more restricted fashion from the muscle fascia. The skin is then pulled down and extra skin is removed. At times, the belly button stalk is divided from the muscle below to which it is attached, and it slides down the lower abdominal wall. Unlike before, in partial abdominoplasty, only some portion of the abdominal muscle fascia wall is tightened. Liposuction, like before, is often used to contour the transition zone, post which, the flap is stitched back into place.
Further going ahead with the usual process of the complete abdominoplasty, an extended abdominoplastie comes with a lateral thigh lift. The scar that is left behind from this surgery stretches from the posterior axillary line, which is basically what you feel when placing your open hands on your hips with the thumbs lie along the posterior axillary line. This surgery does all that it is to be done in a complete abdominoplastie and focuses on further enhancing and improving the flank (waist), as well as smoothing and shaping the contour of the upper lateral thigh.
Moving on, in high lateral tension abdominoplastie, an advanced technique that takes a little more than four and half hours to perform, the conventional tightening of muscles in a vertical line is performed. In this new and definitely more advanced method, in addition to the usual vertical-line tightening of the muscles in the abdomen, the muscles are tightened horizontally too. The end result of this technique is a significantly flat abdomen with a dramatically well-defined waistline.
Having discussed the main types of abdominoplasty, there are certain risk factors involving these surgeries that can prove to be life-threatening if not informed accordingly. People who seek to go through these must weigh their pros and cons. A long list of after care is prescribed to make the recovery process fast and fruitful. Blood clots are not common, but lifting heavy weights after the surgery may cause them to occur and if undiagnosed, may travel to the brain and may be prove to be fatal. Hence it is always advisable to rely only on experts. Dr. Gaby Doumit of Montreal with his years of experience and countless successful cases is definitely your best bet when it comes to making your body look like a sculpture out of Greek mythology.