Abdomen Surgery (Tummy Tuck)

    Also called Lipectomía, or Tummy Tuck is the surgery by means of which the abdomen is reaffirmed, eliminating the fatness and the limpness of muscles and abdominal skin, which takes place after the pregnancies, obeseness and the increase and massive reduction of weight.


    It is advisable to do the surgery after having lost the biggest quantity
 of weight for other methods as diet and exercise, since this will allow us
 a more satisfactory, predictable and definitive result, in addition to doing
 her when it is already not desirable to have any more pregnancies since
 a pregnancy after the surgery causes that it turns the limness.

    Your surgeon will realize a preoperative evaluation to determine conditions of the tissues for the surgery as well as
 the general conditions, will request a series of examinations to value your general state and know if you are in
 conditions to surrender to this surgery.

    It is recommended to abstain from smoking at least two weeks before the procedure, as well as to avoid to take
 anticoagulative medication or for circulation for two weeks and anti-inflammatory as Aspirin, Naxen, Ibuprofeno at
 least one week before the surgery.


    This procedure is realized under regional anesthesia, with blockade epidural, that a punción involves in his back to
 apply the anesthesia, with what it will be anesthetized of the bust down, you will be awake, until the man of the
 anesthesia notices information of anxiety, in whose case was administering medicines in the vein for sedation and to
 support it in superficial sleep and calm during the procedure, in case of combining with other procedures maybe need
 general anesthesia, in whose case will be informed by his surgeon or anestesiologo.


The procedure consists of the elimination of the fat and skin with stretch marks that one finds for below of the
 bellybutton and the reaffirmation of the abdominal muscles. By means of a surgical incision in the top rim of the area
 of the hair of the pubis, extending sideways across the plait of crotch as long as it is necessary to eliminate the
 surplus of textile, there becomes detached the fat of the abdominal muscles to discover them completamente and
 this way, to realize the reaffirmation and to tighten them by means of the use of special sutures, then to stretch the
 skin up to obtaining a flat and firm abdomen, eliminating the surplus of skin and fat and to suture the wound re-
 placing the bellybutton.

    This implies that there will be a flat abdomen, firm turned with waist more marked with the payment of a linear scar
 like indicates in the drawing, this scar habitually is thin in linear form and easy to hide with the clothes even suit of
 bath type bikini, besides there will be scar inside the bellybutton. After the surgery you will have a few pipes of
 drainage placed across the downy area of the pubis, these pipes will be able to move back between five and ten
 days, depending on the drainage quantity (whey - blood) that goes out every day.


    After one or two days of stay in the hospital your discharge will be
 decided if it is in condiciónes of continuing your recovery in house, we will
 support telephonic contact with you for know your first visit to the office,
 which will be at the moment when the quantity of liquid that goes out of your
 drainages is the sufficiently small one to withdraw them, this is between 5
 and 10 days, time in which the first evaluation will do.

    The following visit will be two weeks after the surgery to evaluate the
 retirement of stitches and to do the pertinent recommendations as for the
 care of the scar, later the reviews will be every two weeks up to completing
 three months of the surgery, surgical post will have to use a special strip for
 a period from six until eight weeks.

    The time of recovery to do daily activities in house will be seven to ten
 days, for labour activities it will be two to three weeks and to do exercise
 and activities more extenuantes will be up to two months. The time to
 evaluate the final score without information of inflammatory process and with
 the maturation of the scars it will be three months later.


    We will recommend to you a series of taken care after the surgery,
 certainly it is recommended a diet without irritants and discharge in proteins
 and fiber, to take care of his feeding to avoid to gain weight and to ruin the
 result, you must have the hips in position semi push-up and walk inclined
 towards the front during one to two weeks, the use of a strip special is very
 important for the recovery during the first six weeks, we will indicate you
 taken care of the skin and the scars by means of massages and special
 creams for it, it is recommended to do exercise after the second month of
 the surgery to support the figure and the most satisfactory result.

2.5 - 3 hrs.
24 - 48 hrs.
7 - 10 days
2 weeks
5 - 7 days
6 - 8 weeks
7 - 14 days
2 - 3 weeks
 EXERCISE 2 - 3 months
3 - 4 months


    The surgical and anaesthetic risks always exist, the possibility of incidents during the surgery depends on diverse
 factors, like age, general state of health, presence of chronic - degenerative illnesses as diabetes, hypertension,
 cardiac illnesses, anemia, etc; duration of the surgery, and factors as ingestion of medicines earlier mentioned or
 nicotinism; we determine these risks in the evaluation pre-operative and with the analyses and pre-operative studies,
 if we detect some anomaly that increases these risks one will inform you, as well as the possibility of not doing the
 surgery if these risks are very high.

    The most frequent complications are: Haematoma, Seroma, Infection, necrosis of skin, reaction to sutures, bad
 cicatrizacion, fatness and aberrations, etc. your surgeon will explain you and will clarify any doubt with regard to
 these possible complications.

    The anaesthetic complications are slightly possible in healthy persons, the incidence of complications is minor
 with the regional anesthesia (blockade) that with the general anesthesia and they are in direct relation with the time
 of anesthesia, for what the risks increase lightly if the time of surgery increases on having done several surgeries in
 the same procedure, these complications can be from reaction anafiláctica, chock up to hipoxia cerebral and death,
 nevertheless the above mentioned present to themselves with very small frequency from 1 to 2 of every 1500
 surgeries of this type. Nevertheless though you have to be informed about the risks that you traverse with this
 surgery, thanks to the preoperative suitable evaluation the possibility of satisfaction is with much major than the

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