About the surgery

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Like liposuction, abdominoplasty is a surgery that can be used to reshape the abdomen. Very suitable for patients who have undergone a recent pregnancy or have undergone bariatric surgery, abdominoplasty consists of treating excess skin, localized fat and correcting the removal of the muscles that remain in the abdomen.

The surgery lasts on average 3 hours and during this time the doctor needs to make a lower incision of the abdomen. After this incision, the skin and the fat are separated from the muscular wall and, in this way, it is possible to approach the muscles that strengthen the abdominal wall. After this, the surgeon removes excess skin and fat and closes the incision.

Before and after surgery:

Before surgery, the patient should avoid using medications, smoke and drinks and following the rule of total fasting eight hours before surgery. After discharge (usually the patient can go home the day after the surgery), rest can range from 10 days to two months, but regardless of this time, it is necessary to follow some care so that the abdominoplasty has the best results possible. Those are:

– Sleeping on the stomach and with the legs always flexed (at least for the first 15 days);

– Shower is possible the next day. And the surgical team performs the dressing change after 4 days;

– Use a modeling strap and compression stockings (the modeling strap should be removed only for bathing, because it is the one that relieves the pains and prevents the scars from being complicated). In the case of understanding socks, withdrawal can only be made when the person returns daily activities;

– Exchange of dressing (the first exchange must be made 4 days after the surgery, by the medical team, delicately, following the medical guidelines);

– Light physical exercises (it is not recommended that the patient take weight after surgery, but in this case, it is good to move the feathers every hard hour to avoid clots in the operated area).


Hospitals

Excellent hospitals for plastic surgery

Choosing an excellent hospital with all the necessary infrastructure guarantees quality surgery and an excellent patient experience. Nowadays for the plastic surgery process, a quality hospital is as important as a skilled and experienced staff.

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Israeli Hospital Albert Einstein

Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein is considered one of the best hospitals in Latin America and regarding plastic surgery, it has a good structure offering all the security that the patient and the plastic surgeon need.

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Moriah Hospital

The Moriah Hospital that started work in 2016 came to compete with the best hospitals in the city. The hospital has excellent infrastructure, including ICU, Diagnostic Center and more attractive prices.

Common questions

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With so many options for plastic surgery, some doubts are common and frequent about this type of procedure. To facilitate, we have gathered the main doubts. If you have any other questions, do not hesitate to schedule your review!

It is inevitable, once a cut or incision is made on the skin, there will be a scar. However, there are steps to take – during and after surgery – to make them less apparent.

The abdominoplasty scar is extremely well positioned, it accompanies the bikini brand, which helps make it even more imperceptible. From the surgical part, the sutures and even in the postoperative period, a lot of care is taken so that a good cicatrization occurs between 6 and 8 weeks after the surgery.

The main objective is 1 year postoperative, the patient has evolved with a very thin, almost imperceptible scar.

The results of the procedure are already perceptible right after surgery, but most of the swelling disappears within 3 weeks of surgery. The final result of the procedure appears from 6 to 12 months postoperatively.

With advances in medication and equipment technology for patient monitoring and monitoring, general anesthesia became the safest when well indicated.

Today in all major procedures, general anesthesia is the best choice of anesthesia. It is superior to many other alternatives offered. General anesthesia performed in a modern surgical center, with the latest equipment and medications.

In this way we can offer more safety, better monitoring, better control of the anesthesia itself, as well as better comfort for the patient.

Yes, the applied dressings are changed once a week. Micropore dressings may be wet during bathing. After bathing, dry the dressings with a towel and a warm dryer at a safe distance. The stitches will be removed in stages in the office, at the same time as the dressings will be changed. The exchange of dressings takes on average 4 to 8 weeks, so that healing occurs in the best, smallest and thinnest way possible.

It is advisable to avoid exposing the scars to the sun in the first months, even with sunscreen.

This happens because the scars do not have the same amount of pigments to protect the skin from the action of the sun rays and under exposure they are prone to darken, so it is very important the daily use of sunscreen over the operated area.

Just like any other medical procedure, plastic surgery has certain risks. However, there are always several ways to reduce these risks so that surgery is safe.

In addition to an extremely skilled team, the use of high technology equipment makes it easier to control any situation. Some of the equipment used in all surgeries to maintain the safety of our patients are:

Thermal blankets
We use thermal blankets so that the patient is always warm and body temperature stabilized. This ensures greater peace of mind and more safety in the surgical procedure.

Elastic stockings and massager
In all surgeries, our patients use elastic stockings in conjunction with the Pneumatic Compression Massager (SCD) in the legs, which prevents complications in the circulatory system.

Bi-Spectral Index Monitoring
Bi-Spectral Index (BIS) monitoring is a system that continuously analyzes electroencephalograms to determine patients’ level of consciousness, stabilizing it whenever necessary.

There are no postoperative pains and this happens due to the prescription of pain-specific medications. Abdominoplasty surgery is somewhat more uncomfortable compared to other regions because the frequency of movement in this region is greater, but the discomfort remains only in the first postoperative week, disappearing almost completely in the second week. In the 3rd or 4th week, the patient returns to normal life.

As much as a good surgical technique, as following your surgeon’s guidelines are decisive for obtaining the best possible results after discharge.

If you have any surgical procedure in mind, consult our team to clarify all the particularities involved in the recovery process.