Post-pregnancy as well as excess soft tissue, the muscles are stretched from the ribs to the pubic bone. These same mid-line muscles are also pulled apart in the middle (divarication). The full abdominoplasty tightens these muscles in the middle which gives a better shape to the waistline and overall.Contact Us Today
The scar runs in the lower abdomen from hip to hip for the full abdominoplasty. There is also a scar around the umbilicus. There is also the option of a mini-abdominoplasty where the scar is more limited and the excess tissue is removed below the umbilicus. The procedure is carried out under general anaesthetic involving a 1-night stay for the full abdominoplasty. Drains are usually placed in the area of the wound and may remain in place for a few days.
It is likely swelling and localised numbness may remain for a few months post-procedure. I recommend a support garment to be worn for 4 weeks after the operation. This is supplied to you in the theatre.
A more comprehensive list of the benefits, risks and limitations will be discussed with you at the consultation.