Abdominoplasty is cosmetic surgery performed in the abdominal area, targeted to eliminate any excess fat and skin in the area, with the objective of restoring tone to the muscular wall.
Extreme sudden weight loss, pregnancies, an overly sedentary lifestyle and an unhealthy diet can in fact lead to a relaxation of the abdominal tissue, resulting in flabby or sagging flesh.
In short, abdominoplasty removes excess skin, tightens the abdominal wall and, where possible, stretch marks will disappear due to fatty tissue removal.
Dr. Cataldo will perform either of two procedures according to the specific need: the tummy tuck and the most innovative mini-tummy tuck or microsurgical abdominal lifting. The tummy tuck may also be combined with liposculpture of the hips and legs.
Abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and requires two days of hospitalization. In the month following the intervention a support garment must be worn both day and night.
Tummy tuck recovery can take up to 15 days, but varies from patient to patient.