An abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure than can dramatically reshape the midsection. Many people struggle with the appearance of excess body fat and skin tissue around their stomachs. Often, dangling and sagging tissue is a result of pregnancy, extreme weight loss or rapid fluctuations in body shape.
There are some general steps when it comes to the abdominoplasty procedure. First, the surgery begins with the administration of anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort. Then a horizontal incision is made across the lower abdomen, just below the belly button. Additional incisions may be made depending on what has been discussed. The incisions are closed with sutures. When the procedure is over, there will be swelling, and the final results will appear after your body has recovered. It must be noted that each procedure is specified for each patient and there is no one-size-fits all approach.
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