Many people wonder about what a plastic cosmetic surgery of the abdomen really entails.
Is it painful? What is the procedure? What is the recovery time after such a surgery?
The plastic cosmetic surgery of the abdomen has the scientific name of Abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty is used to correct a sagging belly after pregnancy or weight loss. In these types of cases, liposuction alone is not sufficient as a treatment.
With this plastic cosmetic surgery of the abdomen, the silhouette becomes finer and more harmonious.
There are several types of abdominal lifts, ranging from the simple partial tummy tuck to the complete abdominoplasty.
Dr. Fanous has published a surgical approach, which bears the name of Optimum Mobility, also known as Mini-Dissection.
This technique uses absorbable threads and the least possible surgery in order to achieve a reasonable result with limited swelling.
During the tummy tuck, a long horizontal incision is done in the lower abdomen, at the upper edge of the pubic hair.
There is also a small incision made around the navel.
Not only the skin but also the abdominal muscles are stretched and pulled using temporary threads (programmed to disappear a few months later) or permanent threads. The excess skin is also removed.
In many tummy tucks, liposuction is also performed at the same time to eliminate excess belly fat through short incisions.
After the safety of his patients, the most important goal of a cosmetic plastic surgery of the abdomen, for our surgeon Dr. Nabil Fanous, is the natural appearance of a tummy tuck once completed.
Considering the importance of the abdomen because of its position, the success of such an operation is crucial.
It is essential that the tummy tuck surgery ‘abdominoplasty’ is done with, in mind, the overall harmony of the body.
Changes and corrections must remain discreet.
It is important that the abdomen does not seem obviously operated after surgery.
Friends or acquaintances who had the same cosmetic surgery with Dr. Fanous refer many of the patients who consult us for an abdominoplasty.
To see the result on a person that we know is one of the ways to assess the skills of a surgeon.
Your plastic cosmetic surgery of the abdomen “tummy tuck” will take place without general anesthesia.
Only local anesthesia and sedation will be used.
The plastic cosmetic surgery of the abdomen is usually completed in three hours.
The procedure day?
One to two hours after the plastic cosmetic surgery of the abdomen “tummy tuck”, patients can return home.
They must be accompanied with a relative or a friend when leaving our Montreal clinic.
If the patient comes from outside of Montreal, a service can be arranged so that he can be lodged and looked after for the first night.
A telephone service is accessible for our Quebec patients, as well as for our patients from different parts of Canada and the USA, to answer any of their questions during the recovery period.
You will need to wear an elastic support for at least three to six weeks following your tummy tuck.
The primary restriction to follow after a tummy tuck is to avoid training and strenuous activity for the first postoperative month.
The recovery time?
The recovery time is about two weeks.
Following an abdominoplasty, staying off work for one to two weeks is expected.
Patients usually are comfortable to resume their normal activities after two weeks.
Generally, for most of our patients who undergo a tummy tuck, bruises are not too visible two weeks after their surgery.
The risks of abdominoplasty?
There are infrequent but possible complications, as in other surgeries, that may be associated with the plastic cosmetic surgery of ‘abdominoplasty’, such as infection, anesthetic problems, skin necrosis, phlebitis, bleeding, important scarring, allergic reactions, hematoma, altered sensitivity of the abdominal wall, etc.
In Montreal, Dr. Fanous commonly operates patients from all over Quebec.
As well, he is consulted by many patients from various parts of Canada, the USA and the rest of the world.
Additional information for housing or nursing services is available at our office in Montreal.
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If you want to know how much the price of a plastic cosmetic surgery of abdomen “abdominoplasty” is, and how much it costs, contact us by phone at 514-935-5033 or by email to get an approximate fees margin.
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