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Traditional Abdominoplasty

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Traditional Abdominoplasty

What is Traditional Abdominoplasty?

A traditional abdominoplasty involves removing excess skin from the abdominal area and then tightening the abdominal muscles. During the procedure, a large incision is made going from one hip to the other.

Also Known As:

  • Abdominoplasty
  • Tummy tuck
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Full abdominoplasty
  • Complete abdominoplasty

Conditions Treated with Traditional Abdominoplasty:

A traditional abdominoplasty is utilized in order to target fat deposits that are resistant to exercise and dieting. It is also used to tighten sagging skin that is left behind following extreme weight loss.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Traditional Abdominoplasty:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to a traditional abdominoplasty. Miniabdominoplasty, high lateral-tension abdominoplasty, fleur-de-lis abdominoplasty, and endoscopically-assisted abdominoplasty are all surgical alternatives.

Anesthesia with Traditional Abdominoplasty:

A traditional abdominoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Traditional Abdominoplasty:

Possible risks following a traditional abdominoplasty include infection, bleeding, swelling, bruising and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience scarring and fluid accumulation under the skin.

Prognosis after Traditional Abdominoplasty:

The prognosis for a positive end result following a traditional abdominoplasty is good.

Recovery from Traditional Abdominoplasty:

Total recovery time from a traditional abdominoplasty is four to six weeks. 

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