Duration: 2 hr 30 min
This procedure is also known as a ‘tummy tuck’. Sometimes because of weight fluctuations or genetics you might struggle with the loosening of the abdominal tissues. Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, can address this by not only removing the extra skin and fat of the belly, but also by tightening the “six-pack” muscles of the abdomen underneath.
Dr. Rotsaert focuses on tightening the muscular substructure of the abdomen to give an impression of good musculature underneath. The incision is hidden underneath your underwear, placed as low as possible. 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. Like with any aesthetic surgery procedure Dr. V does not operate on BMI’s higher than 30 and you should stop smoking 6 weeks prior to surgery. Dr. V performs a drainless abdominoplasty. 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 only. 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.