Abdominoplasty is a procedure that deals with excess skin and fat, especially when people who have lost a large amount of weight in a short period of time are in question.
However, special abdominoplasty is also known as mini tummy tuck and extended tummy tuck, and as such, deals with lower and upper side of the abdomen as well as flanks. Therefore, the difference between classic and special abdominoplasty is the fact that the special one deals with flanks, unlike the classic abdominoplasty that deals only with upper and lower regions of your stomach.
If you’re considering the option of undergoing this procedure, there are some things you should be aware of. First of all, not everyone is viable for the procedure. Secondly, here are some of the reasons why would one need a procedure like this:
- Individuals who have lost significant weight in a short period of time
- Individuals with a weak stomach wall
- Individuals who aren’t satisfied with the outcome of a recent liposuction
- Women who struggle with retracting scars, especially after a C-section
With that being said, here is a list of people who might not be viable for the procedure:
- Women who are planning a pregnancy in the near future
- People who have a body mass over 30
- Individuals with severe health conditions such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Heavy smokers and individuals who are currently using strong medications due to other health-related predicaments
Our surgeon will face you with a list of things you need to take care of before the surgery itself. During the consultations, you might get asked some questions and get some instructions that are similar to the following:
- Reduce smoking and alcohol levels
- Why are you undergoing the procedure in the first place?
- Introduction of risks and potential complications
You might get asked some other questions, depending on the severity of your case as well as your personal habits and medical history.
This procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia and often requires a one-night stay in the facility. Therefore, it’s not something you should be too worried when it comes to longevity and severity of the surgery itself.
The surgeon will likely make a horizontal incision just above your pubic hairline. Bear in mind, the location of the incision greatly depends on the area that requires an intervention. The procedure lasts from two up to four hours, depending on the case.
The recovery process is different for everyone, but there are some things you should prepare for. For example, make sure to arrange your obligations and business schedule properly. You can expect to be inactive for at least six weeks as far as strenuous activities go. The recovery period is usually shorter for the special abdominoplasty, but the same rules apply.
A special abdominoplasty usually results in a tighter belly area. As mentioned, this procedure is a great solution for people who struggle with excess skin and fat, especially after a massive weight loss.
Schedule a procedure today, and we’ll make sure those tedious skin irregularities go away!