This procedure is also known as a ‘tummy tuck’. Sometimes because of weight fluctuations, genetics or pregnancy you might struggle with the loosening of the abdominal tissues and a “pooching” of the abdomen underneath the belly button, or a bulge of the abdomen above the belly button. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can address these problems by not only removing the extra skin and fat of the belly, but also by tightening the “six-pack” muscles of the abdomen underneath to fix a diastasis of the rectus muscles. Dr. Rotsaert focuses on tightening the muscular substructure of the abdomen to create a narrow and feminine waist. The incision is hidden underneath your panty line, placed as low as possible and may be planned to go over an old c-section scar in applicable patients.
Duration: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Both men and women might benefit from this type of surgery. Often this loose skin is not only aesthetically unpleasant but also creates a burden functionally. It is important to realise that a tummy tuck is not a substitute for weight loss. You have to be at a stable sustainable weight for a significant amount of time.
Dr. Rotsaert performs a drainless abdominoplasty. Only very rarely does she still opt for leaving drains behind. A form of liposuction is generally incorporated during the procedure to target fat. If your abdominal area has good skin laxity, but you still are not satisfied with how your tummy looks and feels, you could consider liposuction. Women interested in abdominoplasty should ideally be past childbearing to make sure the results are not compromised.
Having worked in major plastic surgery units Dr. V will tell you all about certain risks and complications involved with this procedure. This procedure starts with a thorough consultation and proper assessment of your abdomen. We decide on the desired result and discuss the goals and outcomes together.