David Y Globerman MD PLLC
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
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An abdominoplasty is an operation to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen.
If the skin is tight, but there is excess fat present, then liposuction is the correct procedure. However, if removal of the excess fat will result in loose sagging skin, then this skin must be removed - an abdominoplasty.
There are three basic techniques in abdominoplasty; the Mini Tuck; the full Abdominoplasty; and the "Fleur de Lis" abdominoplasty.
Abdominoplasty can also be done along with liposuction, but this has been shown to increase the risk of complications.
The procedure is usually done on an outpatient basis, and takes about two hours. Patients are fitted with a special support garment that is worn for about 3 to 4 weeks. Drains are placed and remain in for about 10 days.
Patients are usually seen the day after surgery, at which time the initial dressings are removed and post op care explained to the patient. You will be guided as to resumption of normal activities - every patient is different, so care is individualized.
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