How Abdominoplasty Can Help You Lose Weight?

by Sheetal Goswami Blogger for Tricity Institute Of Plastic Surgery

Almost all people dream of having a slim and fit figure. But, unfortunately, not all of them have a good-looking and attractive body. To improve the shape of their bodies, people resort to different diets, do exercise, and attend gyms regularly. Nevertheless, in many cases, many individuals fail to pull up the sagging belly despite making several efforts. Here, abdominoplasty of the abdomen can help them to get rid of the defect in the figure and lose weight substantially. But, how it works? Let’s study and find out.

Know Your Readiness for the Abdominoplasty

In simple words, Abdominoplasty is a surgical correction of the abdomen, which relieves the patient of various abnormalities near the anterior abdominal wall structure caused by a significant deposition of subcutaneous fat or overgrowth of the muscles. So, before going for it, it is important to know whether you fit for this operation or not. General indications for abdominoplasty are-

  • The presence of excess skin and subcutaneous adipose tissue on the anterior abdominal wall that can’t be removed by other methods, such as exercise, diet or liposuction.

  • A large number of pale stretch marks on the skin of the abdomen,

  • The presence of ptosis of the anterior abdominal wall, and

  • Presence of coarse postoperative scars on the lower abdomen.

All those individuals who have the following issues are unfit for this operation:

  • Respiratory or severe heart failure,

  • Obesity 2 and 3 stages,

  • Oncological diseases,

  • Pregnancy planning in the coming year,

  • Presence of postoperative scars in the abdomen and

  • Diabetes.

Clear Medical Tests

All those individuals who want to go for this operation must clear the following medical tests:

  • Clinical blood test

  • Urinalysis test,

  • Biochemical blood test,

  • Coagulogram or clotting time, bleeding time, prothrombin

  • ELISA blood test

  • ECG

  • Blood test for hepatitis B, C and

  • Blood for HIV.

Preparation for the Operation

The patient needs to prepare for the operation as recommended below:

  • Nutrition

Around 2-3 weeks before the scheduled date of the operation, you should have a balanced diet for weight loss and intestinal preparation. The food should be fractional ( approx 4-5 times a day) and in small portions - 200-300 grams. Divide the daily diet into protein intake and carbohydrate intake. Avoid the use of all those food products that promote gas generations. Avoid marinades, chocolate, spices, pasta, sugar, potatoes, sausages, cakes, flour, grapes, dried fruits, bananas, fatty meat and fish, pickles, and ketchup.

  • Prohibitions

The patients must not eat food and drink plenty of liquid immediately before the operation. Give up smoking and alcohol consumption two weeks before the operation and about a month after the abdominoplasty. Doctors do not recommend taking medications that contain aspirin 10 days before the scheduled operation.

  • Pay Attention to Doctor’s Recommendations

Several weeks before surgery, use drugs that strengthen the vessel wall. If you are planning to go for a volumetric operation, consultation with the vascular surgeon is mandatory. Take a shower before the operation. Do not use makeup and clean your nails off varnish on the day of the operation.

  • Preliminary Medical Examination

The patient needs to undergo a complete medical examination immediately before the operation. It is because the surgeons examine the general condition of the anterior abdominal wall, muscle tone and skin tone, the amount of subcutaneous fat and decide whether you are ready for the operation or not. Only after the initial examination, a doctor can accurately predict your readiness for the operation, possible risks and the expected result.


Abdominoplasty is performed with the help of general anesthesia. The operation can last for 3-4 hours. Generally, an incision is made in the form of a "bow" or "half moon" above the navel to a few centimeters. This cut helps surgeons to hide the scar later under the underwear. This operation must be conducted only by experienced surgeons because the risk of complications is higher than in most other plastic surgeries. Once the operation is over, cosmetic sutures are applied and the patient is sent for rehabilitation.

Possible Complications

  • General malaise for 2-3 weeks after the operation,

  • Some areas of the abdominal wall may lose normal sensitivity temporarily or permanently,

  • Moderate Pain during movement,

  • After the surgery, a circular scar around the navel will develop and the shape of the navel can change,

  • scars on the abdomen, and

  • The need for additional operation if there is a formation of a thickening (roller) above the seam line.

Consult your doctor for the solution of all these health problems. Take property rest after the operation as directed by doctors and follow their instructions to get well soon and return to your normal life with a flat and attractive belly.

Concluding Remarks

The abdominoplasty is an ideal way to get rid of excess belly fat and have a perfect figure you dream of. Just follow the above-mentioned tips to get the desired results.


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About Sheetal Goswami Advanced   Blogger for Tricity Institute Of Plastic Surgery

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