Procedure that is indicated for small excess of skin and abdominal fat, in which there is not enough excess skin for the traditional tummy tuck, but there is sagging skin above the threshold for a abdomen treated only by liposuction. It results in a smaller scar, but also with excellent results. The navel can be repositioned in a lower position or kept in the same location in accordance with the necessity of the case. Performed almost always in combination with liposuction and / or liposculpture for complete results.
It is performed under general or epidural anesthesia with sedation, eliminating prolonged hospital stays. Generally the patient remains in the recovery room for about 6 to 8 hours, and then is released to go home.
Usually the recovery is fast, with little pain and discomfort in the first three days after surgery, which are well controlled with appropriate medications. You can resume normal activities in about 7-10 days, but to exercise a longer period is needed.
We use a compression garment for 30 days after surgery in order to speed recovery. Lymphatic drainage are recommended, usually starting on the fourth day after surgery.