Abdominal wall corrections

Abdominoplasty (abdominoplasty)

The wish of many men and women is a tighter or flatter belly. This is because the belly is a problem area. You start your life with a flatter belly, but the older you get, the more effort you have to make to keep your belly flat. It soon becomes less fun to have to put that bikini back on again. Skin aging, weight loss, but also pregnancies can cause the skin to start to hang from your belly. No matter how many abdominal exercises you do, there are unfortunately cases where surgery is the only way to get rid of that flabby belly. A tummy tuck can be the solution to get rid of your flabby skin. Never hide your belly again? That is possible, with the right surgery our surgeon can help you. One of the specialties of our international experience expert is suturing. It is customary to only suture the upper skin layer. Our surgeon attaches value to a beautiful scar that is as inconspicuous as possible. He achieves this by suturing each layer of skin so that there is less scarring.

A tummy tuck is often performed in combination with other treatments such as sucking away or cutting away fat. The surgeon will look at the possibilities with you and advise you which combination of treatments has the best result.

A mini tummy tuck or a total tummy tuck can provide a nice tighter and flatter tummy.

What happens during a tummy tuck

The operation itself takes about an hour and a half. If other treatments are also performed, the operation will take longer depending on which treatment is performed. There are several possibilities. Subcutaneous fat and excess skin is removed with an incision that runs across your body, if possible under your bikini line. It may be that the navel has to be repositioned (fleur-de-lis correction), which means that you have a scar around the navel. In most cases, this scar is almost invisible after a year. The operation is performed under general anaesthesia. In most cases, you will have to spend a night in the hospital.

An abdominoplasty can be performed in different ways depending on the amount of excess fat and skin. At Essential Aesthetics you can go for a mini abdominoplasty, a total abdominoplasty, a Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty. An abdominoplasty can also be part of an mommy makeover.

The result of a tummy tuck

Immediately after the operation a clear difference is already visible. After 3 to 6 months the final result is visible, because the body is then fully recovered from the operation. If there are no drastic changes such as pregnancy or gaining weight and losing weight again, the result is usually permanent. Discuss with the surgeon what your expectations are and what result is possible to avoid disappointments. The best results are achieved when you are at your target weight. A tummy tuck is not a means to lose weight, it may sometimes be necessary to lose weight first before the operation.

Recovery after tummy tuck

Depending on the size of the operation it may be necessary to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days. a drain may be placed to drain excess fluid. we often hear from our patients that the pain is not that bad. after the operation the area is sensitive and you will probably experience a pulling pain. this pain is easy to control with analgesic medication. avoid coughing and sneezing, because the pressure in the operating area aggravates the pain. for best results it is important that you wear a supportive corset for 4 weeks, 24 hours a day. this will support the operated area, prevent excessive swelling and speed up your recovery. after 4 weeks you will only need the corset during the day. after 8 weeks you will no longer need the corset. immediately after the operation the treated area will be red and swollen. bruises are also often visible. most people can return to normal work after 2 weeks. ask the surgeon for his estimate. you should not use a sword for 6 weeks.

Safety by precaution

In good time before your operation, you will receive a document with patient information, in which the general national advice is described in detail. Depending on the size of the tummy tuck and your health, the surgeon will give you specific advice. Below is a short summary of the general advice. The best result is obtained by taking this into account.

Before the surgery:

  • Stop smoking four weeks before the operation
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks in advance to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • If you are taking medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consult your surgeon about stopping and using these medications again, including when taking Aspirin or painkillers with aspirin such as Advil, Diclofenac and others.
  • Do not use blood thinning medication before surgery.
  • Don't forget to arrange transportation home, even if you stay the night. Driving yourself after the operation is not allowed.
  • Arrange for someone to help you in your home for the first few days.

The day of the operation:

  • Take a shower or a bath, after the operation you are not allowed to shower for up to 72 hours.
  • Do not use body lotion or cream
  • Put on easy and loose-fitting clothes
  • Don't forget to take your corset to the O.R.
  • Do not wear jewellery, watches or piercings
  • Don't eat or drink anything from 8 hours before the operation.
  • Make sure you're rested and on time

After the surgery:

  • Make sure you're not home alone for the first few days.
  • Prefer to rest on your back.
  • Keep the blood circulation active by walking around every hour. This promotes wound healing.
  • Do not shower until 72 hours after the tummy tuck, ask the surgeon or the care team for advice.
  • During the first three weeks after the tummy tuck, make sure that you do not squeeze, lift or bend.
  • Try to avoid sneezing, coughing and laughing.
  • Work is allowed after about a week and a half, but only if it concerns work with moderate to light physical exertion.
  • In consultation with the surgeon, sports are allowed on average six weeks after the operation.
  • Do not drive the first period yourself (car, motorcycle, etc.). You can ask your insurer whether or not you are insured after the operation, as a driver.

Risks and complications

There are risks and complications associated with every operation. A tummy tuck is a major operation, which means there is a greater risk of complications than smaller operations. Think carefully about the pros and cons in advance and read up on the risks and possible complications:

  • Allergic reaction to the agents used
  • Infection (1-2%)
  • Poor wound healing
  • Senselessness in the operating area
  • Longer pain than expected
  • Excessive scarring

Different abdominoplasties

Every body is different, every belly is different. This means that there is a lot of difference in the amount of fat and excess skin. That is why different abdominoplasties are possible, depending on your body and the amount of excess skin and fat. Our surgeon will look at the best treatment for your body during the free consultation. The price depends on the size of the operation and the treatments that are performed. The surgeon will be happy to give you an estimate of the costs during the free consultation.

Mini abdominal wall correction

With a mini tummy tuck, the incision is smaller than with a total tummy tuck. The incision is made at the pubic mound and usually falls under the underwear. You qualify for a mini tummy tuck if you only suffer from excess skin. Often the tummy wall is still intact and the tummy is only flabby just above the pubic mound. The mini tummy tuck is also performed under general anaesthesia. This operation takes about 2 hours.

The plastic surgeon makes an incision over the pubic mound and loosens skin and fat up to the rib arch. The navel is not repositioned. The excess skin and fat are cut away. If the abdominal muscles are also stretched, the surgeon pulls them towards each other and attaches them to each other.

Total tummy tuck

In total abdominoplasty, incisions are made at the pubic mound and around the navel. This treatment is suitable for people who have excess skin and a stretched muscle layer. The abdomen is often flabby from the ribcage.

A total tummy tuck takes more time than a mini tummy tuck and takes an average of 3 to 4 hours. This operation is performed under general anaesthesia.

De chirurg maakt een incisie boven de schaamheuvel en maakt huid en vet tot de ribbenboog los. De uitgerekte spieren worden bij elkaar gebracht en aan elkaar gehecht. Deze hechtingen zorgen ervoor dat de spieren weer aan elkaar groeien. Hierna verwijdert de chirurg het overtollige vet en huid tot het gewenste resultaat is bereikt. Het komt bij deze operatie vaak voor dat de navel op een andere plaats moet worden vastgezet omdat er vaak veel weefsel wordt weggesneden.

Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck

In a Fleur-de-lis correction, the surgeon makes three incisions: at the pubic hill (horizontal), from the pubic hill to the rib arch (vertical) and around the navel. The vertical scar and the scar around the navel remain visible. The scar at the pubic hill falls below the bikini line. This abdominoplasty is suitable for people who have a lot of excess skin and fat. This operation is longer than a total abdominoplasty and takes an average of 3 to 5 hours.

The counselling interview

The first step towards a flatter abdomen, is a consultation or consultation with our plastic surgeon. You don't have to decide right away, but you can.

The surgeon listens to your wishes and expectations and then looks at the possibilities together with you. Every body is different, for the best advice it is important that the surgeon has a good view of your abdomen. That's why a physical examination is necessary. Keep this in mind and put on comfortable clothes. If you have pictures or pictures of your wishes, take them with you and show them to the surgeon, so he can better assess whether your expectations are realistic.

The surgeon will ask you about your health, but also about your medical history. Tell as much as possible, all the details can be important for your own safety and for achieving the best results.
The surgeon will give you his opinion honestly and respectfully and will look with you at whether it is wise to perform a tummy tuck. If that is not wise, he will look with you at other solutions. Take this opportunity to ask about other treatments or wishes you have. Our surgeons can give you all the important information about all our treatments.

Feel free to do follow-up work and to read in well in advance via the internet.

Once you have decided which treatments or procedure you want, the surgeon or a care team member will give you the price of the treatment based on the doctor's advice. It is often possible to make an appointment for the operation immediately after the consultation. If you decide to take the next step in your journey to a flatter abdomen, you will receive all the important information.

If you still have any questions after the consultation, the care team will be happy to help you. You can ask your questions via e-mail or telephone. Appen is also welcome. We will be happy to guide you on your journey to a more beautiful appearance.

Rates

Abdominoplasty from € 3.500,-

Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists via 070 220 2222. The first medical consultation will be used to see what your wishes are, how realistic they are, what results are possible and what the cost of the operation is.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon is for a fee (€ 50). This fee is deducted from the invoice costs for operations. Even if you do not book a treatment with us afterwards, you will receive an extensive and medically sound consultation. After this consultation you already have a lot of information, a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.

Abdominoplasty (abdominoplasty)

The wish of many men and women is a tighter or flatter belly. This is because the belly is a problem area. You start your life with a flatter belly, but the older you get, the more effort you have to make to keep your belly flat. It soon becomes less fun to have to put that bikini back on again. Skin aging, weight loss, but also pregnancies can cause the skin to start to hang from your belly. No matter how many abdominal exercises you do, there are unfortunately cases where surgery is the only way to get rid of that flabby belly. A tummy tuck can be the solution to get rid of your flabby skin. Never hide your belly again? That is possible, with the right surgery our surgeon can help you. One of the specialties of our international experience expert is suturing. It is customary to only suture the upper skin layer. Our surgeon attaches value to a beautiful scar that is as inconspicuous as possible. He achieves this by suturing each layer of skin so that there is less scarring.

A tummy tuck is often performed in combination with other treatments such as sucking away or cutting away fat. The surgeon will look at the possibilities with you and advise you which combination of treatments has the best result.

A mini tummy tuck or a total tummy tuck can provide a nice tighter and flatter tummy.

What happens during a tummy tuck

The operation itself takes about an hour and a half. If other treatments are also performed, the operation will take longer depending on which treatment is performed. There are several possibilities. Subcutaneous fat and excess skin is removed with an incision that runs across your body, if possible under your bikini line. It may be that the navel has to be repositioned (fleur-de-lis correction), which means that you have a scar around the navel. In most cases, this scar is almost invisible after a year. The operation is performed under general anaesthesia. In most cases, you will have to spend a night in the hospital.

An abdominoplasty can be performed in different ways depending on the amount of excess fat and skin. At Essential Aesthetics you can go for a mini abdominoplasty, a total abdominoplasty, a Fleur-de-Lis abdominoplasty. An abdominoplasty can also be part of an mommy makeover.

The result of a tummy tuck

Immediately after the operation a clear difference is already visible. After 3 to 6 months the final result is visible, because the body is then fully recovered from the operation. If there are no drastic changes such as pregnancy or gaining weight and losing weight again, the result is usually permanent. Discuss with the surgeon what your expectations are and what result is possible to avoid disappointments. The best results are achieved when you are at your target weight. A tummy tuck is not a means to lose weight, it may sometimes be necessary to lose weight first before the operation.

Recovery after tummy tuck

Depending on the size of the operation it may be necessary to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 days. a drain may be placed to drain excess fluid. we often hear from our patients that the pain is not that bad. after the operation the area is sensitive and you will probably experience a pulling pain. this pain is easy to control with analgesic medication. avoid coughing and sneezing, because the pressure in the operating area aggravates the pain. for best results it is important that you wear a supportive corset for 4 weeks, 24 hours a day. this will support the operated area, prevent excessive swelling and speed up your recovery. after 4 weeks you will only need the corset during the day. after 8 weeks you will no longer need the corset. immediately after the operation the treated area will be red and swollen. bruises are also often visible. most people can return to normal work after 2 weeks. ask the surgeon for his estimate. you should not use a sword for 6 weeks.

Safety by precaution

In good time before your operation, you will receive a document with patient information, in which the general national advice is described in detail. Depending on the size of the tummy tuck and your health, the surgeon will give you specific advice. Below is a short summary of the general advice. The best result is obtained by taking this into account.

Before the surgery:

  • Stop smoking four weeks before the operation
  • Start taking Arnica drops two weeks in advance to reduce bruising and swelling.
  • If you are taking medication such as Marcoumar, Sintrom/Sintrommitis or Asprocardio, consult your surgeon about stopping and using these medications again, including when taking Aspirin or painkillers with aspirin such as Advil, Diclofenac and others.
  • Do not use blood thinning medication before surgery.
  • Don't forget to arrange transportation home, even if you stay the night. Driving yourself after the operation is not allowed.
  • Arrange for someone to help you in your home for the first few days.

The day of the operation:

  • Take a shower or a bath, after the operation you are not allowed to shower for up to 72 hours.
  • Do not use body lotion or cream
  • Put on easy and loose-fitting clothes
  • Don't forget to take your corset to the O.R.
  • Do not wear jewellery, watches or piercings
  • Don't eat or drink anything from 8 hours before the operation.
  • Make sure you're rested and on time

After the surgery:

  • Make sure you're not home alone for the first few days.
  • Prefer to rest on your back.
  • Keep the blood circulation active by walking around every hour. This promotes wound healing.
  • Do not shower until 72 hours after the tummy tuck, ask the surgeon or the care team for advice.
  • During the first three weeks after the tummy tuck, make sure that you do not squeeze, lift or bend.
  • Try to avoid sneezing, coughing and laughing.
  • Work is allowed after about a week and a half, but only if it concerns work with moderate to light physical exertion.
  • In consultation with the surgeon, sports are allowed on average six weeks after the operation.
  • Do not drive the first period yourself (car, motorcycle, etc.). You can ask your insurer whether or not you are insured after the operation, as a driver.

Risks and complications

There are risks and complications associated with every operation. A tummy tuck is a major operation, which means there is a greater risk of complications than smaller operations. Think carefully about the pros and cons in advance and read up on the risks and possible complications:

  • Allergic reaction to the agents used
  • Infection (1-2%)
  • Poor wound healing
  • Senselessness in the operating area
  • Longer pain than expected
  • Excessive scarring

Different abdominoplasties

Every body is different, every belly is different. This means that there is a lot of difference in the amount of fat and excess skin. That is why different abdominoplasties are possible, depending on your body and the amount of excess skin and fat. Our surgeon will look at the best treatment for your body during the free consultation. The price depends on the size of the operation and the treatments that are performed. The surgeon will be happy to give you an estimate of the costs during the free consultation.

Mini abdominal wall correction

With a mini tummy tuck, the incision is smaller than with a total tummy tuck. The incision is made at the pubic mound and usually falls under the underwear. You qualify for a mini tummy tuck if you only suffer from excess skin. Often the tummy wall is still intact and the tummy is only flabby just above the pubic mound. The mini tummy tuck is also performed under general anaesthesia. This operation takes about 2 hours.

The plastic surgeon makes an incision over the pubic mound and loosens skin and fat up to the rib arch. The navel is not repositioned. The excess skin and fat are cut away. If the abdominal muscles are also stretched, the surgeon pulls them towards each other and attaches them to each other.

Total tummy tuck

In total abdominoplasty, incisions are made at the pubic mound and around the navel. This treatment is suitable for people who have excess skin and a stretched muscle layer. The abdomen is often flabby from the ribcage.

A total tummy tuck takes more time than a mini tummy tuck and takes an average of 3 to 4 hours. This operation is performed under general anaesthesia.

The surgeon makes an incision above the pubic mound and loosens skin and fat up to the rib arch. the stretched muscles are brought together and sutured together. these sutures allow the muscles to grow back together again. then the surgeon removes the excess fat and skin. he result is achieved. in this operation it often happens that the navel has to be fixed in another place because a lot of tissue is often cut away.

Fleur-de-lis tummy tuck

In a Fleur-de-lis correction, the surgeon makes three incisions: at the pubic hill (horizontal), from the pubic hill to the rib arch (vertical) and around the navel. The vertical scar and the scar around the navel remain visible. The scar at the pubic hill falls below the bikini line. This abdominoplasty is suitable for people who have a lot of excess skin and fat. This operation is longer than a total abdominoplasty and takes an average of 3 to 5 hours.

The counselling interview

The first step towards a flatter abdomen, is a consultation or consultation with our plastic surgeon. You don't have to decide right away, but you can.

The surgeon listens to your wishes and expectations and then looks at the possibilities together with you. Every body is different, for the best advice it is important that the surgeon has a good view of your abdomen. That's why a physical examination is necessary. Keep this in mind and put on comfortable clothes. If you have pictures or pictures of your wishes, take them with you and show them to the surgeon, so he can better assess whether your expectations are realistic.

The surgeon will ask you about your health, but also about your medical history. Tell as much as possible, all the details can be important for your own safety and for achieving the best results.
The surgeon will give you his opinion honestly and respectfully and will look with you at whether it is wise to perform a tummy tuck. If that is not wise, he will look with you at other solutions. Take this opportunity to ask about other treatments or wishes you have. Our surgeons can give you all the important information about all our treatments.

Feel free to do follow-up work and to read in well in advance via the internet.

Once you have decided which treatments or procedure you want, the surgeon or a care team member will give you the price of the treatment based on the doctor's advice. It is often possible to make an appointment for the operation immediately after the consultation. If you decide to take the next step in your journey to a flatter abdomen, you will receive all the important information.

If you still have any questions after the consultation, the care team will be happy to help you. You can ask your questions via e-mail or telephone. Appen is also welcome. We will be happy to guide you on your journey to a more beautiful appearance.

Rates

Abdominoplasty from € 3.500,-

Book a free personal consultation with one of our care team specialists via 070 220 2222. The first medical consultation will be used to see what your wishes are, how realistic they are, what results are possible and what the cost of the operation is.

The second consultation with your chosen surgeon is for a fee (€ 50). This fee is deducted from the invoice costs for operations. Even if you do not book a treatment with us afterwards, you will receive an extensive and medically sound consultation. After this consultation you already have a lot of information, a valuable basis for any subsequent steps.

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