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Abdominoplasty, as an aesthetic surgical technique, has become increasingly crucial to
obtaining a desirable body figure as the area of aesthetic plastic surgery has progressed.
Abdominoplasty is a surgical technique that can restore your body’s youthful contours after
pregnancy, major weight loss, or gain, and the natural aging process. The ultimate goal of an
abdominoplasty is to provide the patient with a more appealing, proportionate body by
removing stubborn fat and superfluous skin. Abdominoplasty focuses on the abdominal area,
waistline, and hips. The goal of an abdominoplasty is to repair the separation and weakening
of abdominal muscles that occur during pregnancy, after giving birth, and with age.

Abdominoplasty Female Patients

There is no doubt that being pregnant and giving birth is nothing short of a miracle, but
mothers pay a high price for this miracle in the form of extreme psychological stress and
physical stress during and after the pregnancy, which is why the majority of abdominoplasty
patients are women. After carrying a baby for nine months, a mother must go through the
incredibly traumatic procedure of giving birth. This process causes tremendous mechanical
stress on the abdominal wall and pelvic floor muscles, weakening them to the point where fat
deposits, skin tones, and a protruding abdomen become permanent. Reduced muscle
pressure on the stomach, brought on by atrophy, causes fullness to be delayed. Therefore,
women who have already given birth several times are at a higher risk. People who are
experiencing quick weight loss or increase, as well as the aging process, often choose for
this surgery.

Keep in mind that abdominoplasty and liposuction are two different procedures. In
liposuction, the target of a surgeon is to remove fat tissue from a localized part of the body. Liposuction does not strengthening the wall of the abdomen or tightening the loose skin. It is
even possible during liposuction that the skin may become loose and may not retract. Both
liposuction and abdominoplasty may be a part of some extensive aesthetic surgical
procedures. Abdominoplasty aims to slim the waist area and by tightening the abdominal muscle. As a result of which quality of life is improved.

Abdominoplasty is a safe and highly successful procedure in which a surgeon uses the
modern aesthetic technique to relocate the navel and the skin is pulled downward to tighten
the abdominal wall muscle. This procedure allows for the removal of excessive skin fold and
fat from the abdomen. The surgical scar is located low on the abdomen below the bikini line.
This is done in standard abdominoplasty while in the case of mini abdominoplasty small
incision is done below the navel and strengthening of the lower abdomen is done with a
significant increase in tone in the upper abdomen. In patients who undergo the process of
rapid weight loss abdominoplasty is done and the incision is made at the same point  to achieve an aesthetically attractive body which is the ultimate goal.

Post-Surgery Care:

Mothers should wait until their family is complete and the abdominoplasty should be done after all pregnancies. Before surgery basic labs are performed and the surgeon advises you to get your preanesthesia assessment and the surgeon counsels you about the pros and cons of abdominoplasty. It is advised to wait and schedule your surgery until you have established close to an ideal body weight and you are in good health to recover from the surgery. You must keep in mind that abdominoplasty is not
a solution for obesity and you should commit to the surgery only if you have realistic expectations of the results.

The recovery period from an abdominoplasty procedure varies from patient to patient, there will be one overnight stay in duration. Full recovery takes an average of six weeks after abdominoplasty. Patients usually feel pain and discomfort following abdominoplasty. During the recovery period of abdominoplasty, the abdomen will be tender and there will be abdominal swelling. These symptoms usually last for weeks to months. To minimize the chance of these side effects and prevent complications the patient should follow the instructions of the doctor, take proper medical care, take antibiotics on time, and have proper diet control. The scar is an inevitable part of having an abdominoplasty. The result of the procedure is usually having to deal with the scar that is left behind. The main scar is below the belly button, where most of the fat is removed, it takes months after surgery to start fading.