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Circumferential Abdominoplasty

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Circumferential Abdominoplasty

What is Circumferential Abdominoplasty?

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
  • Abdominoplasty

Conditions Treated with Circumferential Abdominoplasty:

Circumferential abdominoplasty is performed in cases of sagging skin and loose skin after extreme weight loss.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Circumferential Abdominoplasty:

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.

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