Surgery removes excess fat and skin

Abdominoplasty, known as abdominal plastic surgery, is a procedure that involves the removal of excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen, associated with the placing of the muscles (resection) in the correct position. There is a internal seam to hold the fat from the skin to the muscle of the abdomen. The purpose is to fix these two layers to prevent the creation of spaces where fluid accumulates, known for seroma, and that occurs very often in the tummy tuck. As the skin gets stuck internally to muscle, these spaces cease to exist, thus eliminating the drain function.


Due to the fact that the skin has been stretched, the patient needs to keep the body bent during the 10 days 7. While walking, the palms of the hands must touch the knees. The column should go back to normal gradually, between 15 and 20 days. To sleep, the dorsal decubitus position (belly up). It is recommended to use pillows and pillows behind my back and knees for added comfort. The patient can lie on its side after a month of surgery, and face down when completed three months.

Compression strap is indispensable in this surgery, being placed on the patient when he's still in the surgical Center. To protect the navel against infections, it is recommended the use of Fibrase ® type ointment on site. This procedure needs to be repeated until the stitches are removed, which occurs between 7 and 10 days.

Tummy Tuck results also depend, in large part, of lymphatic drainage, which should be initiated five days after surgery.

Physical activities

In General, 20 days after surgery the patient is in no condition to drive, get back to work and start to walk, not run. Heavier activities, such as swimming and bodybuilding, are released after three months, the patient takes time to recover.