Get a flat tummy and a permanently toned and sculpted body with an abdominoplasty. At Geoplasty Plastic Surgery we highlight your silhouette with body contouring, remove stretch marks from the area, lift the mons pubis and tone all the muscle groups.
What an abdominoplasty is
An abdominoplasty, commonly known as a tummy tuck, is the ultimate procedure for reshaping the torso, from the level of the ribs and the chest to the mons pubis.
Physical exercise and weight control contribute to a flat stomach. However, there are cases when these methods do not offer the desired result because of sagging skin and excess fat, especially below the navel.
This problem, combined with stretch marks in the same area, is called an apron belly and it may be a sign of various factors, such as ageing, heredity reasons, pregnancy, previous surgical procedures, as well as significant weight fluctuation.
The only solution in this case is an abdominoplasty. Its goal is to develop an aesthetically pleasing abdomen and boost your confidence.
Since Dr Georgopoulos’ ultimate goal is to give the desired shape to the area, in other words body contouring, the procedure is always combined with liposuction, mainly on the lateral lumbar and the lower abdominal region. Excess skin and fat reserves are removed and the abdominal area is aesthetically improved.
The result of the procedure may last for years, even after small weight fluctuations.
How an abdominoplasty is performed
The procedure is usually performed under general anaesthesia, after a preoperative check-up is completed.
Before the procedure, liposuction is performed around the abdomen, to sculpt the torso and bring out the curves.
The horizontal incision of the abdominoplasty is always performed close to the pubic line, in such a way that it is fully covered by underwear or a bathing suit. Due to its low position, the suturing and postoperative care, the incision is hardly visible and should not be an inhibiting factor for the procedure.
Tissue preparation and suturing of the abdominal muscles along the midline follow.
Excess skin and fat is removed, while the navel is repositioned. Finally, careful suturing of the tissue is performed, so that any scarring is almost invisible.
In milder cases, a mini abdominoplasty is performed, during which only skin and fat excision is performed, while the navel remains in its place.
What happens after the procedure
After the procedure, you will need to be hospitalised for one day. The following day, you may return home, with the right pharmaceutical treatment and specific instructions.
There is no particular pain. You will feel some tightening in the abdominal area because of the muscle and skin stretching.
It is necessary to wear an abdominal compression garment to accelerate the healing process and minimise oedema.
After approximately 7 days, you may return to your daily activities, while some light exercise is allowed after 1 month.
We will give you a comprehensive monitoring and postoperative care plan, tailored to your needs. General instructions will be included, as well as information regarding which activities are allowed or which are not.
What the possible complications of an abdominoplasty are
Abdominoplasty is considered 100% safe, provided that specific medical rules and protocols are followed.
Some of the possible, though rare, complications are haematoma and wound infection, which could lead to rupture and fluid collection.
Why choose us for abdominoplasty
If you want a toned body and flat tummy, at Geoplasty Plastic Surgery we offer the most contemporary and reliable techniques for abdominoplasty. Dr Georgopoulos and the fully trained personnel of Geoplasty Plastic Surgery ensure excellent, long-lasting results, with attention to safety.
On your first visit, Dr Georgopoulos will take down your medical history, perform a physical examination and determine the severity of the problem. At the same time, he will look for any dilatation of the abdominal muscle or any hernias. In these cases, the assistance of a general surgeon may be necessary, who will treat the hernia during surgery.
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