Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
For women who, after one or numerous pregnancies, want to correct unsightly stretch marks or loose skin. For men, an abdominoplasty may be necessary after significant weight loss to correct the excess skin and fat.
What is abdominoplasty?
Surgery of the abdomen, also called a tummy tuck is the solution recommended by Dr. Teanoosh Zadeh for anyone with a stomach presenting excess loose skin. It allows the strengthening and flattening of the stomach.
The ideal candidate
Abdominoplasty is recommended for those with a significant relaxation of the abdomen. For women who, after one or numerous pregnancies, want to correct unsightly stretch marks or loose skin. For men, an abdominoplasty may be necessary after significant weight loss to correct the excess skin and fat.
When Dr. Zadeh performs an abdominoplasty, he aims to correct the damaged skin and tighten the healthy skin peripherally. The technique used for surgery of the abdomen is most often an excision of a large section of the skin between the umbilicus and the pubis. Healthy skin located above the navel will be redraped down, so as to reconstitute an abdominal wall. Dr. Zadeh keeps the umbilicus and replaces it in its rightful place. Usually the scar is located on the top edge of the pubis area and extends more or less in the folds of the groin. During the pre operative consultation, Dr. Zadeh will discuss the options that are available to optimize the positioning of the scar. Drains are put in place for drainage.
Dr. Zadeh performs abdominoplasty procedure under general anesthesia for patient safety.
Complications following plastic surgery of the abdomen may occur and are thoroughly explained by Dr. Zadeh during the initial consultation.
- Abnormal scarring
- Thromboemlic phenomena
Post operative and healing
Drains will be removed during the follow up appointment with Dr. Zadeh, five to seven days after surgery. Bandages applied after the procedure are to be kept on for two weeks. After two weeks, a compression garment is to be worn for one month to reduce swelling, maintain muscle repair and to drape the skin. The scar will remain pink for two to three months and gradually fade over the next three years. IPL treatments can significantly help reduce the appearance of the scar.
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