Tummy Tuck Malaga
Can be performed for cosmetic purposes to achieve a flatter, more youthful-appearing midriff. The operation can also be medically necessary to tighten a weak abdomen that has been stretched from extreme weight or pregnancy.
This cosmetic surgery, sometimes called a “tummy tuck”, reshapes and slims the area of the body between the chest and the pelvis to give the patient a trimmer body.
Plastic Surgeon Specialist
At the Clinic for Plastic Surgery located in Malaga and Benalmadena, Dr. Ruiz Ruiz specializes in plastic and cosmetic surgery of the body.
Tummy Tuck Procedure
The abdominoplasty procedure is performed by Dr. Ruiz Ruiz, a doctor specialized in plastic and aesthetic surgery, under general anesthesia, in the operating room of a hospital or clinic in Malaga or Costa del Sol.
The abdominoplasty begins with an incision above the pubic hair that extends to the hips. Once the incision is made, the abdominoplasty operation continues and then the abdominal skin is released and, if necessary, the abdominal muscles are reinforced with sutures, the excess skin is pulled down and removed.
A factor to take into account is that in abdominoplasties special care must be taken with the treatment of the navel, due to its overall aesthetic importance. Its small size can impair the result of a correct surgery and cause a stigma in the patient.
The ideal patient for a tummy tuck is an individual who has lost weight, and who wants to keep that weight off after surgery. Such patients frequently have excess skin that may not be associated with any fat increase. In these cases, the excess skin can easily be removed with only a well-hidden horizontal abdominal scar and a small elliptical or circular scar around the belly button.
Patients who typically fall into this category are young women who have had pregnancies during which there was extreme abdominal skin and muscle stretching. They often have muscle weakness that can also be repaired at the time of abdominoplasty. These patients will enjoy an improved appearance and may be more comfortable afterwards. The final scar is usually at the level of the bikini line and patients can choose the position of the scar depending on the type of bikini they wear. It can be made straight across the tummy, or in a V shape, if they prefer to wear hipster bikinis.
The combination of abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and liposuction is thoroughly covered and at the present time has become our most popular procedure.
Dr. Ruiz will listen carefully to the complaints and determine the level of expectations of the patients, who are mostly female. They usually have a reasonable degree of information regarding the extent of the abdominoplasty, its implications and consequences.
During the physical examination it is important to report the existence, location and size of the scars. Some refuse surgery, surprised at the size of the scar necessary for good correction of the problem, but these scars are mostly hidden under the upper edge of the panty.
It should be remembered that a fertile patient needs special care, and should be warned that abdominal distention due to gestation would practically invalidate the surgery.
In abdomens with great distension or voluminous hernias, it is essential to use a girdle one month before surgery. In this way, a gradual adaptation to what will take place later on can be achieved. It is of great importance to be aware of all the medications that are commonly used, emphasizing the need to suspend, for two or three weeks before surgery, those substances that may interfere with coagulation.
Smokers represent a potential risk of damage to the flap. The above mentioned includes those patients who claim to have stopped smoking at the time the surgery is requested (at least one month), since they are considered smokers, requiring the care inherent to this type of situation.
Depending on the extent of abdominoplasty may go home after a few hours or remain 24 hours in the clinic or hospital. The patient undergoing abdominoplasty should wear a special girdle during the first weeks postoperatively, which will alleviate the discomfort and general swelling caused by abdominal surgery.
Postoperative care depends largely on the type of resection with which the abdominoplasty was performed. An abdominoplasty patient should be kept in a flexed position on the day of surgery and, using an elastic band over the healing, the patient can ambulate after 24 hours. Upon return to bed, he may assume a semi-fetal position.
Drain removal is almost always possible at 24-48 hours. Dressings, always compressive, are replaced every 3-4 days postoperatively for two weeks. The stitches are removed after 15 days, gradually or not, depending on the evolution of each case. The girdle is worn for 4-8 weeks after the operation. During the entire postoperative period, about 40 days, the wound remains occluded with tape or glue.
Abdominoplasty cosmetic surgery scars around the navel and lower abdomen will improve over time. Usually, the incision through which the abdominoplasty begins is made just above the pubic region, so the scar will be hidden under the underwear or swimsuit.
Dr. Maria Isabel Ruiz Ruiz is one of the leading specialists in plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures on the Costa del Sol. She has more than 20 years of experience performing cosmetic procedures. She is a member of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Cosmetic Surgery.
Don’t worry, if you can’t pay immediately for a plastic and cosmetic surgery operation. The price will no longer be a problem, you will be able to pay in installments of up to 60 months.
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