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surgery to know the area below the navel

Aug 21st 2014 at 10:15 PM

The mini tummy tuck is a small abdominal plastic surgery that removes fat and sagging in the area between the navel and the pubic area . It consists of a small incision in the abdominal pubic area, in order to remove excess skin.

Natural aging, heredity, pregnancy and weight fluctuations can cause aesthetic and functional changes in the abdomen, which can lead people to seek by a mini-abdominoplasty .
Mini-abdominoplasty removes fat and sagging between the navel and pubic area.  Photo: Shutterstock

Mini-abdominoplasty removes fat and sagging between the navel and pubic area. Photo: Shutterstock

Excess skin in the lower abdomen associated with a diastasis (excessive deviation) of the rectus abdominis muscle are more changes that upset patients. The functional complaints are usually abdominal pain, constipation and diarrhea and diaper rash pace in the region.
How is the mini-abdominoplasty done

Depending on the case, can be performed anesthesia general or epidural. The procedure of mini-abdominoplasty takes two hours on average.
The surgeon performs the mini surgery through a small incision in the pubic region. Then, it makes the detachment of the skin and adipose tissue by the navel, which will allow for stretching, the removal of excess skin and fat from this area. After that is done the repair of the muscle wall, whose tone is decreased many times.

Besides the mini-abdominoplasty , many patients choose to do one together liposuction in order to obtain a better definition of the top and waist circumference. In such cases, surgery can take over several hours.

Risks of the procedure
The mini-abdominoplasty presents certain risks, such as deep vein thrombosis (which can be decreased by the administration of heparin preoperatively)

, infection and reopening of points. Such risks can easily be avoided if the professional is knowledgeable and responsible, making a work of excellence and giving the patient all the necessary stages for pre and postoperative recommendations.
The mini tummy tuck is not recommended for people with excess skin and sharp little skin elasticity , people with large accumulations of fat in the abdomen area and people associated with pathological conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, asthma, heavy smokers or patients undergoing treatment with corticosteroids. Still, each case must be assessed individually.

In the postoperative period the mini-tummy tuck , the patient is instructed to use a waistband for about 45 days, avoiding efforts in the first weeks and stay slightly bent forward in the first 15 days to prevent the reopening of the points.

Generally, recovery is rapid and the patient returns to the routine activity within 30 days. After this period, it is advisable to carry about 20 sessions of lymphatic drainage, which will help deflate and decrease potential bruising .

Postoperative care of the mini-abdominoplasty include performing short walks at home to promote circulation, avoid flatulent power not to distend the bowel, sleep facing up and with a pillow under the knees in the first week, avoid sudden exercises and intense during the first month.

Moreover, it is essential to consult the doctor before deciding to return to perform physical exercise or strenuous activities. It is also advisable to conduct sessions of postoperative lymphatic drainage to help reduce swelling and prevent contour irregularities.

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