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The extended and circular “Abdominoplasty” is a complex surgical procedure to reconstruct the abdominal wall by removing excess skin, excess of fat and rebuilding the muscles of the abdominal wall, with the ultimate goal of reshaping the abdomen, waist, and trunk shape of the body.

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This procedure is indicated for

People with massive weight loss, that is, who were very overweight, and so, with the help of specialized surgery or medical treatment, achieved significant weight loss, which caused the skin around the trunk (abdomen and thorax) hang from their body. These patients are candidates for circular abdominoplasty.

Women with one or more pregnancies, because during pregnancy, the skin is stretched by the expansion, especially in the last three months in which the baby grows more, causing the skin to sag after the delivery, making a bulging abdomen due to the separation of the abdominal muscles.

This expansion of the skin of the abdomen, on multiple occasions, causes the appearance of stretch marks, in addition, with the frequent appearance of diastasis of the rectus abdominis muscle, that is, the separation of the muscle from the midline, especially in women who have had multiple or repeated pregnancies.

It is recommended that women who are candidates for this surgery do not get pregnant again and use a contraceptive method. However, in the event of a new pregnancy, the pregnancy can be accomplished, although the deformity can reoccur and will require a new surgery. 

This is not an ambulatory surgery, consequently, after the procedure, the patient must remain hospitalized and recovering for at least 24 hours.

Activities to avoid during the first week after the procedure:

  • Drive.
  • Lift weight.
  • Any physical exercise.

Activities that you can do:

  • Reading.
  • Writing.
  • Cooking.

Duration of Effect

If you watch your diet carefully, do moderate physical exercise, maintain your weight, and do not get pregnant again, the effect may not go away.

Side effects

  • Invariably, there will always be a scar.
  • Healing disorders (Currently, excellent medications can be indicated to prevent these disorders).
  • More marked transitory inflammation during the first week and that can return in a short time if lymphatic drainage massages are applied.