A procedure designed for patients who have excess anterior abdominal skin and soft tissues. In addition, patients can have excess and bulging of the anterior abdominal wall due to its laxity as is usually seen after pregnancies. Surgical correction of these aging concerns aims to help improve the patient’s appearance.
Following removal of excess loose abdominal skin and fat, the resulting scar is hidden in the suprapubic crease, although it extends between the anterior hip bones. Most of these are planed so that the final scar is within underwear lines, granted that individual’s body habitus allows this. Surgery requires an overnight stay in the hospital and the use of surgical drains for about 7-10 days. Recovery varies on the extent of tissue removed, the amount of abdominal wall plication and body habitus – usually taking about 2-3 weeks.