During circumferential abdominoplasty, excess skin from the buttocks, abdomen and thighs is removed. This procedure is performed by making a large incision across the abdomen and then stitching the ends back together after the excess skin is removed. A similar procedure is performed across the lower back.
Also Known As:
- Abdominal surgery
- Plastic surgery
Conditions Treated with Circumferential Abdominoplasty:
Circumferential abdominoplasty is performed in cases of sagging skin and loose skin after extreme weight loss.
There are no comparable non-surgical or surgical alternatives to circumferential abdominoplasty.
Anesthesia with Circumferential Abdominoplasty:
Circumferential abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Circumferential Abdominoplasty:
Possible risks following circumferential abdominoplasty include infection, bleeding, bruising, swelling, scarring and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience the accumulation of fluid under the skin and a reduced blood supply, leading to necrosis.
Prognosis after Circumferential Abdominoplasty:
The prognosis for a positive end result following circumferential abdominoplasty is good.
Recovery from Circumferential Abdominoplasty:
The total recovery time for circumferential abdominoplasty is six to eight weeks.