Abdominoplasty. Myths about abdominoplasty.

Abdominoplasty is a plastic surgery that helps to get rid of abdominal wall excess tissue by eliminating the protrusion and sagging (for example, arising after delivery or too fast losing weight).

Which of the women did not dream of an ideal flat tummy and a thin waist? Unfortunately, not all are endowed with ideal forms from birth. And abdominoplasty can help a woman who strives for perfection of a figure. But, as you know, beauty requires sacrifice.

How big are these “victims” in this case? Can abdominoplasty interfere with future pregnancy? How painful is the procedure and what are the sensations during the rehabilitation period? How long will the effect last?

Answering these and some other questions, we will try to save you from some misconceptions and misconceptions about this method of figure correction.

Abdominoplasty for pregnancy will not be affected.

This is so, if after the operation was at least a year. After the tone of the tissues of the anterior abdominal wall after abdominoplasty is restored precisely for this period of time. And the full resorption of surgical threads, tightening the abdominal muscles, comes about a year later. If the pregnancy occurs earlier, uncoated strands will restrain the growth (increase) of the abdomen, causing discomfort. Yes, and the results of the operation of pregnancy can adversely affect.

Complete rehabilitation after surgery – a month or two.

This is not quite true. Much depends on the patient’s constitution. The process of recovery of very full women after removal of a large volume of tissues (“skin-fat apron”) is longer (3-6 months) than in lean patients who have only excision of excess skin (for example, to remove stretch marks after childbirth) and recovering as rule, a month and a half after the operation.

After abdominoplasty, painful sensations persist for a long time, and loss of sensitivity is possible.

If the operation is normal and without complications, during the first two to three weeks of rehabilitation, pain during movement, general malaise, swelling of the tissues may occur. After two or three months, these symptoms completely disappear. In some patients, for a period of one to three months, a decrease in sensitivity can occur in the seam area. In such cases it is necessary to consult with a specialist and observe certain rules (for example, do not apply a hot water bottle to the seam, etc.).

Abdominoplasty affects only the abdomen, the waist is slightly changed.

Wrong opinion. The surgeon, in accordance with the requirements of the patient, can also correct the shape of the navel (in fact, because of the appearance of the navel, many women evaluate the result of the operation), and form a thin waist. It should be remembered that the decrease in waist volume during abdominal plastic surgery occurs in any case, since excess skin and subcutaneous fat are removed and the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall are sutured.

After the operation, you can not visit the gym and in general, try to reduce physical activity to a minimum.

Actually, after two or three months, a reliable subcutaneous scar is formed in the place where the muscles were sewn together. If the recovery process went without complications, after this period, you can gradually increase the physical exertion (in particular on the press), for example, during fitness.

Women who have undergone a cesarean section, abdominoplasty is contraindicated.

Cesarean section is not contraindicated for this type of cosmetic surgery. Moreover – abdominoplasty allows you to replace the embroidered scar in the abdomen with a thin cosmetic suture.

Abdominoplasty is done only for beauty.

This operation can also help with some diseases. For example, if a patient has a hernia, then hernia can be sutured during the operation of abdominoplasty.Also, the lowering of the internal organs can be eliminated – after all, suturing the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall provides the effect of the corset, therefore, the support of the internal organs is strengthened.

Abdominoplasty without liposuction is not performed.

This is not quite true. Since abdominoplasty is most often performed in patients with an excessive amount of adipose tissue, there is a need for simultaneous two operations. But if you want to remove only excess skin – liposuction is not needed.

Complications after abdominoplasty will be mandatory.

As a rule, complications occur in patients with excess weight, concomitant diseases or bad habits (smoking). In addition to general complications (fatty and thromboembolism, acute renal failure) and local complications (after a surgical procedure, discoloration of the postoperative sutures, necrosis of the skin, violation of skin sensitivity and edema in the operation area, etc.), aesthetic problems may appear after a while. For example, asymmetry, uneven contours, cicatricial changes. To prevent their appearance, you should strictly follow all the doctor’s recommendations and wear compression underwear.

Abdominoplasty is contraindicated for many people.

Contraindications for abdominoplasty are not more than for any other type of surgery. An obstacle for this operation can be diabetes, cardiac and pulmonary insufficiency in the stage of decompensation, pronounced obesity, pregnancy planned for the next year.

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