• Tummy tuck of Dr Rodolfo López
This surgery helps the lower part of the abdomen and the skin.

It is also known as abdominal wall surgery or lipectomy. It is a procedure that improves the appearance of flaccid and stretched abdominal muscles and skin. This is not the same as liposuction, which is another way to remove fat, although sometimes they are combined. The aesthetic repair of the abdomen can help improve the appearance, especially after a lot of weight gain or loss. This surgery helps to flatten the lower part of the abdomen and tighten the stretched skin. This surgery is recommended when in women who have had more than one pregnancy diet and exercise have not helped improve muscle tone, and when the skin and muscle of very obese people who lost a lot of weight can not recover their tone normal.

– It may help to rest with legs and hips bent during recovery to reduce pressure on the abdomen. – Using an elastic support similar to a girdle for 2 to 3 weeks will provide extra support while you heal. You should avoid strenuous activity and any factor that causes tension for 4 to 6 weeks. You can probably go back to work in 2 to 4 weeks. – The scars will become flatter and clearer during the following year. DO NOT expose the area to the sun, because it can make the scar worse and darken the color. Keep it covered when in the sun.

You will start to feel better after 1 or 2 weeks. You can return to work a few days after surgery. Bruising and swelling normally disappear in the first 3 weeks, but may still have some swelling for a month after surgery. Improvement will be more visible in 4 or 6 weeks after surgery.

They are usually few. Among these: hemorrhage, infection and reactions to anesthesia. In some cases, necrosis (tissue death) may occur around the incision. This complication delays healing and recovery. It occurs very rarely. After the procedure, sometimes, fluid can accumulate under the skin, which will be resolved with a drain. By following the instructions these risks can be minimized.

Yes there is a risk of pain in the central area of ​​the abdomen due to the points that are made to leave the abdomen flatter. For several months there may persist a certain numbness or numbness of some abdominal areas. This, like inflammation, will be managed with the indicated medications.

The points will be removed approximately between 5 and 10 days. The swelling and bruising will disappear in a couple of weeks, at which time you will see the final result of the procedure.

Puede poder volver al trabajo a partir de una a tres semanas después de la cirugía, pero la cantidad de tiempo que toma la recuperación varía según el paciente. Depende de la técnica quirúrgica y de su condición física en general.

Yes, it leaves a slight scar, which usually erases with time.