In many cases, most often after significant weight loss or pregnancy, the extensive abdominal wall is no longer able to retract by itself. This is due to a loosening or tearing of the connective tissue in the hypodermis. Since in these cases the skin of the abdomen loses its support and firmness, unattractive and sagging skin flaps or visible stretching (stretch marks) will result.
In order to achieve a considerable improvement of your bodily contour, the most effective solution is to consider a surgical abdominoplasty. This operation will give you very good results, abova all in the long term. This operation consists of permanently removing the excess skin.
Objectives of an abdominoplasty :
- Removal of loose and excess skin, e.g. after significant weight loss
- Reduction of loose skin in case of weak connective tissue
- Recovery of the aesthetic body perception, e.g. in case of overstretched and loose skin after pregnancy
- Restoration of the balance between the back and abdominal muscles.
Important: Abdominoplasty is not a solution for weight loss. It is usually performed as a complement to liposuction or on slim, healthy patients whose loose abdominal tissues no longer respond to changes in exercise or diet.
It must also be allowed for that some scars will remain after each operation. In the case of an aesthetic operation such as abdominoplasty, the scars are so small that they are not considered troublesome by the patient. In case of good healing, only a white scar will remain above the underwear area in the form of a line.