Abdominoplasty is a major surgical procedure that improves the shape of the body by removing excess skin and fat around the abdomen. In addition, the abdominal muscles are often tightened.
Excess skin and fat around the abdomen is partly due to genetic factors but diet and exercise habits also come into play. Pregnancy is also significant when the abdominal muscles and the abdominal skin is stretched out both mechanically and hormonally during pregnancy.
The operation is performed on both men and women with very great results, which will be lasting as long as you do not gain weight afterwards.
Often a tummy tuck is combined with liposuction of the abdomen, hips, waist and back for the result to be symmetrical around the trunk. Liposuction means that large amounts of saline mixed with local anesthetics are injected in adipose tissue, after which the liquid and fat tissue is aspirated through needles. The fluid injected is to enable better shaping of the areas without getting an uneven result, and to reduce bleeding and swelling after the procedure. At Victoriakliniken thin needles are always used, which requires a little more work and time during the actual surgery, but gives the best and most consistent end result.
The operation is performed under general anesthetic, which means you are asleep and pain-free throughout the procedure. After a tummy tuck you stay one night at the clinic. If you have a full tummy tuck combined with liposuction you stay at the clinic two nights.
The procedure usually starts with liposuction of the back, waist and abdomen. The total amount being removed is usually 3-4 liters of fat and liquid. Then an incision is made at the bikini line and the abdominal skin with adipose tissue is released. The abdominal muscle, which is often stretched out, is drawn together in the midline and then the excess skin and fat is removed. The total volume of tissue removed sometimes 10-12 kg in larger patients.
The incision is always placed as unobtrusively as possible, just above the pubic area, and usually continues like a high cut bikini up against the hip bone edges. Taping the cut for six months after surgery usually leaves the scars thin and fine.
After surgery, expect some swelling and pain. This is worst the second to third day and then declines gradually. You will get painkillers to take home with you. After a week we will see you on a return visit for checking the wound and after three weeks you will come back to remove the stitches.
To prevent swelling, it is important to wear a girdle day and night for three weeks after surgery and then for another three weeks at night. An additional way to reduce the swelling is through so-called endermologie, lymphatic drainage therapy: two treatments before and four treatments after surgery.
You can read more about endermologi under the “Dokuments”-tab.
3D-animations full abdominoplasty
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Dokuments about full abdominoplasty
Here you can read and download more detailed information about abdominoplasty, in pdf-format (in Swedish).
We recommend our patients to do endermology before an abdominoplasty or liposuction, to enhance blood circulation in the fatty areas, and to speed-up recovery. After surgery this treatment can help drain fluid, and lessen swelling and pain.
Price full abdominoplastyEach operation is unique and individual. Our prices are therefore usually shown as an interval within which the final price ends up. The final price can only be set after a consultation.
Prices are exclusive of VAT. From the beginning of 2015, procedures that are not performed on medical grounds are subject to VAT. Whether your surgery is medically motivated or not, is also something that must be decided at a personal meeting.
Learn more about what is included when booking an operation at Victoriakliniken.
|Procedure||From (excl VAT):||To (excl VAT):|
|Full abdominoplaasty w. reposition of navel||SEK 80.000||SEK 100.000|
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