The preparation of a ceiling-abdominal surgery
Make sure that you are facing surgery, where possible, in optimal overall health and a rested condition.
- Fourteen days before the surgery, you should not take aspirin or similar medication, since they inhibit blood clotting. If you regularly take other medications, discuss this beforehand with the aesthetic doctor.
- Do, a few days before the operation, minimise the use of alcohol and nicotine. It is best to stop smoking entirely.
- Do plan the seven to ten days following surgery for your recuperation. In the first days after aesthetic surgery, you will not be physically fully operational.
- It is a good idea to write down any questions you may have about your procedure. Before any procedure, the patient must sign a consent declaration. This form documents the planned procedure and the associated risks. The signed consent declaration evidences that you have been fully informed of the proposed procedure and that the potential risks have been explained and understood.
The operation of an abdominal wall tightening
The surgery can be carried out as an outpatient but this depends on how extensive is the planned procedure. For most abdominal wall tightening operations you could be an inpatient for several days. The actual duration of the operation depends on the extent of the intervention but it normally lasts two to three hours. Whatever the length of your time with Vitalitas you can depend on the care and attention from our fully trained and professional staff.
Basically the operation is performed as follows:A long incision is made from just above the pubic hair line from one pelvic bone to the other. Also the navel is cut free from the surrounding tissue with a small circular incision. In the case of partial abdominal wall tightening the cut is much smaller and even there may be no need to cut the navel free. The area of skin from the incision to the top of the ribs is exposed and the abdominal muscles are freed.
The straight abdominal muscles are situated in the middle and are streamlined and attached in the new position. The new firmer abdominal wall reaches the waist and the skin is replaced with any excess skin removed. The navel is now repositioned and shaped so that the scar is barely visible. When a partial tightening procedure is selected only the area between the navel and the incision is streamlined. Before finally sealing the wound the surgeon inserts fine drainage hoses so that any blood or fluid can drain, which enhances the recovery process and helps to reduce swelling.
The anesthesia in abdominal wall tightening
Abdominal wall tightening is usually carried out under general anaesthetic. The decision is made by the anaesthetist after a thorough investigation is undertaken. The anaesthetist is present during the whole operation and controls and monitors the anaesthesia throughout.
If for whatever reason it is decided that a local anaesthetic is required, the wall tightening procedure is possible. In addition to the pain relieving drugs, the patient is also administered with sedatives. The patient is aware and relaxed and although you may feel some pulling or similar sensations there will be no pain. The drugs can be administered as a tablet or in the arm.