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10 dúvidas sobre abdominoplastia: será que é para você?

10 Questions About Tummy Tuck: Is It For You?  

In the ranking of esthetic surgeries most desired by women, abdominoplasty is already among the first. Does anyone looking for this procedure know if the actual results match the dream of the belly?
We have put together the 10 most common questions about surgery so you can understand it better!

1. How is abdominoplasty performed?

When the woman becomes pregnant or becomes very fat, the abdomen dilates and the muscles of the region move away. Once the baby is born or the pounds go away, they may return to normal or, then, stay somewhat apart. In this case, we reposition this structure when making a seam with several points, called plicatura. The excess skin is pulled down and cut. Then the seam is made horizontally, at the level of the pubic hairs, and the navel hole is redone.

2. True that the scar is too big?

It depends. The smaller the removal of skin and fat, the smaller the size of the brand. Also, you can not predict exactly whether it will get softer or noticeable because it depends on the patient's genetics. Whenever there is an exchange: you improve the contour of the body and thereby gain a scar that may, however, be extensive, sometimes from end to end of the belly.

3. Is there any contraindication to the operation?

Surgery is not performed on children under 18 years of age. If the patient has any allergic restriction, anesthetic or coagulation problems, he or she can not undergo the procedure. Smokers need to undergo even stricter assessment than usual because nicotine contracts blood vessels and impairs tissue irrigation.

4. Who has not had children, but plans to be a mother, can use the technique?

Not ideal, but it can. With pregnancy, the muscles will move away again, though, less than before. Flaccidity will also be lower. A woman who never became pregnant, but was already obese, for example, goes through the same process of moving away from the muscles that the pregnant woman faces. If weight loss was fast, as is often the case after bariatric surgery, the leftover skin may be larger. And then it's worth consulting a trusted surgeon to see if the procedure is indicated in that case. But it's definitely not the type of surgery for those who do not have excess abdominal sagging and just want to lose their belly. If diet and exercise do not account for the professional can recommend liposuction.

5. How to know if abdominoplasty is the best technique to smooth the abdomen?

Stand up and bring your torso slightly forward. If you can hold only the skin below the navel, talk to your doctor about the possibility of abdominoplasty. If you can not but notice sagging, this may be the case with a mini-tummy tuck. The procedure is the same, only in a much smaller area and in some cases without the need to sew the muscle.

6. I heard that the celebrities do it right after the birth. Can you?

No. The woman who gives birth has a period of approximately 40 days of puerperium, in which a series of changes occur in the coagulation, the hormonal part and the retention of liquids. Therefore, you should not do any type of cosmetic surgery at this stage. Then, if the patient returns to physical activity, she will regain her body contour and may not need the operation. That is why surgeons wait, on average, six months to assess the need for the procedure.

7. Does the operation end the stretch marks of the abdomen?

If they are in the part that is removed, usually below the navel, yes. Otherwise, it may just happen to improve their appearance, but nothing will make them add up.

8. How long does the surgery last?

From an hour and a half to three and a half hours. The period of hospitalization is around 48 hours.

9. How is the postoperative?

The recovery lasts between 15 and 21 days, when you can restart and work. Just not worth the weight. If there is plication of the muscles, the period rises to one month. As bruises take up to four months to disappear, no beach at this stage, since the sun would cause stains. In addition, tissue traumatized by the invasive technique creates all conditions for fluid retention. To decrease discomfort and swelling, the surgeon recommends regular lymph drainage sessions as early as seven days after surgery. There is also a slight loss of sensation in the region during the first few months.

10. How to maintain the result?

There are two secrets: the first is maintaining weight or even losing weight - which can not be gained after surgery, which, of course, compromises the result. The second is to do physical activity to improve the muscle tone of the abdomen.

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Os benefícios da cirurgia plástica reparadora pós obesidade.

The Benefits of Post-Obesity Repairing Plastic Surgery.  

Losing weight is not just a matter of aesthetics, it means raising self-esteem and gaining quality of life. Obesity rates have risen sharply in recent years, raising the risk of myocardial infarction, hypertension, diabetes, or arteriosclerosis. Therefore, more and more, obese subjects undergo plastic surgery of stomach reduction (bariatric surgery), a surgical intervention indicated for those suffering from morbid obesity, or body mass index greater than 35%.

When obesity reaches a critical level and physical activity no longer causes an effect, medical intervention is required. The surgery has no aesthetic purpose, it is a procedure that will change the habits and quality of life of the patient providing a longer and healthier life. The methods for surgical treatment against obesity are very radical and must be done when the patient can no longer lose weight alone and is at risk of death.

According to data from the Brazilian Society of Bariatric Surgery, the procedure has been practiced in Brazil for 20 years, with 60,000 procedures being performed in 2010 in the country, an increase of 33% over 2009.

In order to undergo surgery, the patient must be 45 kg overweight or BMI greater than 35%, be between 16 and 60 years of age and have no contraindicated disease for surgery. This surgical procedure is not recommended for people who have liver cirrhosis, severe lung problems, heart muscle damage, and kidney failure.

After stomach reduction surgery, the patient usually shows sagging in the abdomen, arms, legs and / or breasts. The excess post-slimming skin can vary to varying degrees, according to the sagging present before weight loss, amount of pounds eliminated, individual skin characteristics, among other factors. The result can compromise the appearance, the self-esteem, harming even the sanitization of certain areas of the body. In these cases, the patient should undergo post-obesity plastic surgery to correct the body contour disorders caused by bariatric surgery.

The most performed post-obesity surgeries are: Abdominoplasty (abdominal plastic surgery), Gynecomastia correction, Mammoplasty (breast plastic surgery), Dermolipectomy of arms and thighs and Face lifting.

 
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