It is not easy to bring a child into the world. The body of the woman is subjected to overloading that can cause very visible changes in the body’s appearance. Some women are also worried about the pregnancy and for this reason. But there are procedures that help the body return to its original form with minimal effort and expectation. Dr. Mihail Stana’s Efigia Clinic is one of the places where women who gave birth can receive valuable help to regain beauty.
Remodeling by abdominoplasty
The most affected parts of the body after birth are the abdominal area and the breasts.
During pregnancy, the abdomen relaxes to allow for the intrauterine growth of the fetus, which is why all the abdominal wall structures are overloaded.
It is very important that during pregnancy you are pregnant to use a cream to prevent stretch marks that may appear on both your abdomen and your breasts. After birth, progressive abdominal gymnastics helps to strengthen muscle mass and return to the abdominal wall. With all the maintenance measures taken during pregnancy, it is possible that the abdominal muscles weaken and the skin of the abdomen does not return to its original size. In this situation, the abdomen remains bulging, with an excess of skin hanging, and the only effective intervention can be performed within an aesthetic surgery cabinet. Surgery will help you regain your previous silhouette, following a simple intervention which remains a very easy to hide scar.
Abdominoplasty aims to remove excess skin and fat from the lower abdomen, which occurs after a significant weight loss or after birth. This surgery is not a weight loss method for the obese patient. Surgery remodels the body by altering the shape of the abdomen, improving the profile and the silhouette. At the same time, any abdominal wall defects such as hernia or ovulation can be corrected. Sometimes, in order to achieve the desired result, abdominoplasty can be combined with liposuction, surgery that is done at an interval of several months after the first intervention.
Patient selection is very important for this type of intervention, they must be healthy (with no associated chronic, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal), and also informed about the possibility of secondary interventions.
Two weeks before surgery, the treatment with aspirin or other anti-inflammatory drugs should be discontinued to avoid excessive bleeding. If the patient is receiving antihypertensive treatment, the anesthetist should be informed early.
Also, the patient’s diet is very important; those who have a weight loss regimen do not heal well, and fish oils can influence the activity of the platelets.
Preoperatively, sunburn or any other lesion of the skin will be avoided as they can be a potential site of infection.
Smoking should be discontinued two weeks before surgery. The patient is hospitalized the day before or on the day of surgery to be properly trained.
The intervention will be performed under general anesthesia, consisting of the following stages: the incision of the modified “W” shape of the skin in the lower abdominal fold; the abdominal skin along with the adipose tissue are raised from the abdominal muscles to the ribs; the navel is released from the skin and abdominal fat; the muscle wall is restored if it has been stretched or destroyed; skin and excess fat are resected, and the wounds are approximated with hidden sutures with resorbable thread, and with non-resorbable wired skin; the navel is sutured so that it returns to its normal position. If excess skin is important, especially in lateral areas of the abdomen, a vertical incision from the umbilical to the suprapubic line may be required. In order to give a youthful look, the medial rafion is increased by superficial liposuction.
Postoperatively, the patient will sit with the thighs in easy flexion to relax the scar. For 3-5 days, antibiotics and anticoagulants should be used, belts or shoulders should be used for 6 weeks to prevent the formation of hematomas, serums, especially if the patient has nausea, vomiting, coughing. To deal with bruises and small irregularities, ultrasounds are used twice a week for 2-3 weeks or with endermology using the Cellu M6.
The patient can get out of bed after 24 hours after removal of drainage tubes. The operating area will be protected by a simple dressing for 6-10 days. However, daily work can be resumed immediately after discharge, avoiding intense physical activity. Also, a healthy diet is required.
Postoperative complications are rare. Abdominoplasty causes an improvement in the appearance of the patient, as it becomes “in shape” and becomes completely trustworthy.Back to news