The abdomen has a definitely important role in our ideas about the attractive figure. In the early part of the 20thies century the visible, protruding abdomen used to be the true sign of welfare. Since then the public opinion has changed significantly in this respect; exclusively the flat and well toned abdomen is considered to be attractive.


The problem

After having a baby or a greater fluctuation in body weight the looseness of the abdominal skin and the wall muscles makes this intevention reasonable. After having a baby the skin of the abdomen becomes loose, in many cases it hangs down like an apron and the straight abdominal muscles move away from each other. This state cannot be changed even with a strict diet or sports.

The intervention

During the operation we treat two alterations causing aesthetic and functional problems. Dermolipectomy removes the excess skin and fat by removing the skin and the fat under the skin defined by the incisions which are made above the navel and 3 inches above the mons pubis and which meet near the hipbone, after an incision has been made around the navel. A new hole is cut for the navel on the tightened skin. A drain is temporarily inserted in the surgical area so that the discharge accumulated can be derived. It can be removed in a few days. The wounds are closed with a glover’s suture using cosmetic stitches, thus no ladder stitch marks will be left on the skin. The looseness of the muscles of the abdominal wall is corrected by sewing the straight muscles together. Abdominoplasty is always performed in narcosis. A flexible belly-band is recommended to be used after the operation.

  • Anaesthetization: general anaesthetization
  • Duration of operation: 120 minutes
  • Hospital stay: 2-6 days
  • Stich removal: 3rd week after surgery
  • Control:2nd day, 7th day, 14th day, 21th day, 6th week, 3rd month, 6th month, 1 year

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