Pregnancy, although of importance to a woman, does somehow hurt her body, as abdominal muscles and skin are somehow distended. Adipose tissue forms a large part of our bodies, and although nature as a rule deposits it evenly to give contour to the body and subserve a number of important physiologic functions and purposes, the abdominal wall is capable of storing quantities of fat basically in the abdominal area and after giving birth it is not corrected by dieting or gymnastics and in the majority of the cases, not even with liposuction.
In such circumstance the abdomen wall surgery is recommended to correct the damage left by pregnancy. The surgery consists on the removal of the excess skin and fat from the area below the umbilicus and correction of diastasis of the rectimuscles or an umbilical or ventral hernia. The lateral extension of this part is proportional to the excess of skin, the scar, therefore, depends upon the variety of abdominal deformity and is located horizontally just above the pubis region, running laterally through in accordance with the volume of the abdomen and is hidden by the bikini becoming almost imperceptible as time goes by. The definite result of the surgery is obtained from the twelfth to the eighteenth month after operation, as the abdomen may be moderately swollen in the first months such lessening with time. It is advisable to drain each quadrant for two or three days. The patient should wear an abdominal support for several weeks.
The surgery is performed under general or epidural anesthesia, depending on the anesthetistâs evaluation and in some cases it is used local anesthesia with sedation.
Abdomen wall plastic surgery is one of the esthetic surgeries bringing most gratifying results, as it removes all loosen skin and fat, consequently reducing the weight and bringing back the body shape the patient used to have before pregnancy, therefore offering confidence for light and tight outfits and beach wear.
Men can also undergo this kind of surgery, recommended to those that have lost pounds of weight or that have gained abdominal flaccidity as time went by.
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