Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck” is a procedure that removes excess skin and subcutaneous tissue of the abdomen (called a hanging belly), and tightens the muscles of the abdominal wall.
“Relaxed belly” is most common in people who have lost a large amount of weight or women who have had multiple deliveries. Of course, the genetic factor is of great importance.
Abdominoplasty is a method by which the skin of the entire abdominal wall is tightened.
Scarring is less noticeable when the incision is made in the bikini zone, and can be disguised by underwear. After a period of six months to a year, in most cases the scar becomes almost invisible.
If the patient also has weakness of the muscles of the abdominal wall, they can be further tightened and strengthened using special seams.
Abdominoplasty is not recommended for patients who are planning a pregnancy, in order to avoid the reappearance of sagging skin.
Besides the standard abdominoplasty procedure, surgeons at Alfa Medic General Hospital can also perform a mini abdominoplasty, which takes into account patients with excess skin only in the region of the lower abdomen - just below the navel.