This operation involves the removal of excess skin and subcutaneous fat in the abdomen, which most often occurs after sudden weight loss. In addition to removing excess skin and subcutaneous tissue, the remaining skin is tightened, which gives a better appearance of the abdomen, but also corrects the position and appearance of the navel. During the operation, the separation (diastasis) of the right abdominal muscle and smaller hernias of the anterior abdominal wall can be corrected, which, in addition to the functional aspect, also results in a narrower waist.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia and lasts about 3 hours. The patient is discharged from the hospital the next day. The sutures are removed 14 days after the operation, and it is necessary to wear corsets from 2 to 3 weeks. Scars are placed in the so-called “bikini line” and around the navel.