Genetically man usually inherit more fat cells (adipocytes) in this area of the body, as often happens with women in the thigh area. If, by inheritance, we have more fat cells in the abdomen, these can develop and store more belly fat and form the belly we do not want. The loss of definition of the abdomen can be solved with the sport or diet or else with liposuction, liposculpture or body remodeling.
When the volume of adipocytes is much greater (overweight or obesity) sometimes, the skin can break or streaked, as with some pregnancies and becoming flaccid and pendant abdomen. We also see this abdominal pendulum problem in patients who have lost a lot of weight.
Whatever the reason for a pendulum abdomen, the only way of being able to leave it smooth again is through the intervention of tummy tuck or abdominoplasty.
The procedure is done under local anesthesia and sedation, epidural or even general if the patient prefers.
We need to leave a scar in the pubis where we accede to remove any fat excess, remark muscle loss, we can even put abdominal prosthesis called “six-pack prosthesis” and tighten the skin to achieve the desired abdomen.
The intervention may be mini abdominoplasty in mild cases or full abdominoplasty in larger cases.
In both cases the navel always is left in place and rounded.
The patient should be admitted 1-2 days with girdles and drains then go a week or two of outpatient cures at home and can work without efforts after approx. 10-15 days.
Fitness and sports are allowed from 30 days.
It is a very grateful surgery if the patient wishes to regain a youthful, hard and smooth abdomen.