Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure in which excess skin and fatty tissue are removed from lower and middle abdomen area. This is not only targeted to remove the excess tissue but also addressing the weak abdominal muscles that can be tightened with help of suturing (plication) of abdominal muscles.
There are specific indications for the Abdominoplasty surgery as it is not consider a treatment for obesity or overweight. People with obesity and overweight should consider other weight loss treatment. It is often advised to loose weight first before considering any body contouring procedures.
Every Plastic surgeon has certain preference and technique of performing the abdominoplasty, which may be; combine with VASER Lipo or with other body contouring procedures.
Mini-abdominoplasty is a less extensive surgical procedure when compare to full abdominoplasty. It involves removing excess skin and fatty tissue from the lower abdomen and possibly to tighten muscles of the abdominal wall. There are specific indications for the Mini-abdominolasty and therefore it is not suitable for people with obesity or target to loose weight.
There are a variety of different techniques used by plastic surgeons for mini-abdominoplasty. The mini-abdominoplasty can be combined with other forms of body-contouring surgery, including liposuction or other common elective surgeries.
This surgical procedure involves removing excess skin and fatty tissue from the hanging lower abdomen. It is usually performed when a pannus or overhang of abdominal tissue is present which can be removed. This surgery has specific indication and targets the tissue removal. Many plastic surgeons use different techniques for this unique procedure, which excise the hanging tissue without correcting the abdominal muscles or other contour irregularities of the abdominal areas.A panniculectomy is not an Abdominoplasty.
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