The lower part of the abdomen is one of the areas which is more susceptible to accumulate fat and flaccidity in theskin. This fat and skin answer lazily to sport due to its strong hormonal influence. This is the reason why a lot of patients need help to solve this circumstance.
Mini-abdominoplasty is a surgical intervention which consists on the extirpation of the excess of skin and fat from the abdomen and the correction of the muscle flaccidity from the area under the umbilicus. This surgery is normally complimented with a liposuction in the rest of the abdomen in order to obtain a higher tone.
Is this the kind of surgery I want? Is it an effective surgery?
Ideal candidates to have a mini-abdominoplasty are those men and women with a relatively good silhouette but who are worried about the excess of fat or skin in the lower part of their abdomen without any result through diet or sport.
In the initial appointment, Dr. Guilarte wil evaluate your health, and he will determine the extension of the accumulation of fat in the zone and the skin colour.
Due to the fact that you only have accumulation in the lower part of the abdomen under the umbilicus, this surgery will need less time in the clinic and the duration of the surgery will be shorter.
In many cases, a hip liposuction can be associated enhancing your silhouette in a more harmonic way. Some cases can even be solved only with and abdomen liposuction. In any case, the plastic surgeon and you will determine which procedure is better to obtain the results you are looking for.
Mini-abdominoplasty is done in an operation room in a clinic or hospital, never in the consultation room. Liposuction must also be done is an operation room, with strict asepsis measures. The most common anesthetics used in abdominoplasty is the epidural or spinal, during which your legs and abdomen will not fill anything during 4 hours.
A complete mini-abdominoplasty normally needs 1-2 hours, depending on the correction needed. This surgery is done through an only incision over the pubis nor needing to cut around the umbilicus.
The procedure consists on separating the skin from the abdomen upwards until you rich the umbilicus. Then the muscles are stretched and joined in the medium line, obtaining this way a firm abdomen and a thin waist. The separated skin is stretch until the pubis and the excess is cut.