The excess skin and fat are removed surgically from the abdominal area. Depending on the patient´s needs, the muscles of the abdominal wall are tightened. The incision is a half moon shape (the length depends on the mass of skin and fat to be removed), and is usually made directly under the overhanging skin.
Approximately two hours.
The procedure is most commonly performed with a regional nerve block using a local anesthetic. This procedure can also do under general anesthesia.
Either is possible and depends on the patient’s health.
Possible Side Effects:
Temporary discomfort, post-operative swelling, soreness or tenderness in the surrounding areas, numbness of the abdominal skin and bruising are possible side effects.
Infection, bleeding under the skin flaps or at the incision site, pulmonary embolism (a blood clot that travels to the lung), scarring (keloids), delayed healing, or the need for a second reversionary operation are the potential risks.
The patient may return to work within two to four weeks. Upon a re-evaluation by the physician, the patient – may return to more strenuous activity after approximately four to six weeks. Scars should fade and flatten anywhere from three months to one year after surgery