Procedure: Abdominoplasty is a procedure to reduce and flatten the abdomen where excess skin and fat is removed. Besides they stretch and reposition the muscles of the abdominal wall often altered by pregnancy. It is often combined with liposuction for better results.
Time: Between 2-5 hours.
Anesthesia: General or local.
Hospitalization: It depends on each case and the duration of surgery.
Side Effects: Temporary pain and swelling, purple spots on the skin, numbness of abdominal skin for a short period. Hypertrophic scars. Temporary decrease in sensitivity.
Recovery: Back to normal activities: 1 week.
Strong activities: 4-6 weeks.
Fade Scars: 6 months.