- Cosmetic Surgery
- Reconstructive Surgery
An abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, is an operation to improve the appearance and the firmness of the stomach. This plastic surgery will allow you to obtain a thinner waist and a flatter and firmer belly. Thanks to this intervention, certain sports will be easier to practice and certain activities of the everyday life will also be simpler to execute.
After an important loss of weight, after pregnancies or because of the normal aging process, the muscles and tissues of the abdominal wall subside and soften. This can create a discomfort and can affect the self-esteem. With important and/or repeated weight fluctuations can cause stretch marks which are small tears of the skin leaving long-lasting scars in the skin. Because this intervention removes the excess of skin, the stretch marks will be removed at the same time. The stomach will be then of smoother and more uniform in appearance.
During the operation, Dr Salib will tighten the abdominal muscles by means of sutures and remove the saggy skin and excess fat. The scar usually finds itself horizontally under the navel and is not visible when wearing a bikini or panties. For an optimal result, it is possible to combine this operation with a liposuction to remove more superfluous fat.
After the operation, a rest of at least one week is recommended and simple instructions shall be given to optimize the recovery and the appearance of scars.