LIPECTOMY OR ABDOMINOPLASTY
Abdominal lipectomy also known as: abdominoplasty, tummy tuck, plastic abdomen surgery or postpartum surgery. The procedure has 4 objectives: flatten the abdomen, eliminate Stretch marks and flaccidity when removing extra skin, stress the waist tying the abdominal muscles, and reconstructing the bellybutton so that it looks smaller and younger. The result: to improve total body contour. This procedure goes well with back, waist and abdomen laser or ultrasound liposuction to improve silhouette even more.
This surgery is indicated for patients who want to correct changes produced by pregnancy and/or obesity that damage skin with skin marks, increase the level of fat, deform the belly button and separate abdominal muscles. It is made with an incision at the panties level of the abdomen from hip to hip (so that it covers it) and said objectives are accomplished.
Total lipectomy is the most frequently used technique since it is indicated in more than 70% of postpartum women. It is made with a long incision on the lower abdomen (pubis) to remove extra skin, tie the muscles and remove skin marks. Said scar is hidden in the panties and is not seen. Use of small panties biking allows to show a flat and rejuvenated abdomen. It may be complemented with back and abdomen liposuction aside from flanks to mold your figure even more.
All techniques may be appropriate, what is important is that they are performed by a certified plastic surgeon who advises which technique is most appropriate for you.
Mini-lipectomy is the option when excess of flaccid skin is not a lot and pudges in the abdomen are small. It is carried out with a much shorter incision than lipectomy, similar to the Cesarean section, in the lower part of the abdomen, near the pubis. In this case the bellybutton is not displaced and the abdominal muscles are tied. It is ideal for young postpartum patients who exercise and that despite their good body they are left with some extra skin after pregnancy.
All techniques may be appropriate, what is important is that they are made with a certified plastic surgeon who advises which technique is the most appropriate one for you.
Dr. Minyor Avellaneda
- Member of the Colombian Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Society.
- Associated member of the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).
- Volunteer at Fundación Operación Sonrisa Colombia (Operation Smile Internacional).
- University of Birmingham, Alabama (United States), Observership.
- Maxillofacial and pediatric surgery atChildren's Hospital Alabama (United States)
- Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon, Universidad El Bosque.
- Physician - Surgeon Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá.