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Contouring of the abdomen, hips and thighs
What is it?
Abdominoplasy recontours the abdominal area by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the abdominal muscles. It is often undertaken after pregnancy or weightloss to improve overall body appearance. Lipectomy may be advised in addition to, or instead of, abdominoplasty.
How is it performed?
An incision is made under the bikini line, excess fat and skin are removed, and abdominal muscles are tightened. In some patients the navel is repositioned. The procedure will be performed under local anaesthetic, and you will be required to stay in the hospital for a few days to recover, the length of your stay depending on your general state of health and the advice of the surgeon.
How long will it take for the physical effects of the operation to disappear?
Most people return to their normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks, but this depends on you. Your surgeon may advise the wearing of a supporting girdle during this time to maximise healing and ensure good contour. More vigorous exercise can be undertaken after about 6 weeks. Scarring is inevitable, but this will be easy to conceal as it is under the bikini line.