• Allows you to regain a flat, smooth stomach;
  • Depending on the extent of the treatment, it lasts from 3-5 hours and is performed under general anesthesia;


With age, weight loss and after pregnancies, the skin and abdominal muscles lose their elasticity. To enjoy a firm and flat belly again, a plastic surgeon may recommend abdominoplasty.

The goal of the operation is to remove excess skin and adipose tissue from middle and lower parts of abdomen.

During the operation, it is often necessary to suck up excess fat and strengthen the abdominal wall muscles. Questions such as: what type of abdominoplasty surgery will be performed, is there a need to strengthen abdominal muscles, are answered during consultations with the patient. The effect of the treatment: flattened and properly tight belly.

What does the procedure look like?

The operations are carried out under general anesthesia and last approximately 3 hours. Surgical cuts are located around the navel and at the bottom of the abdomen, sometimes a vertical cut is necessary that  connects the navel to the transverse cut. Most often an anchor-shaped cut is made, which extends from one illiac crest to the other. Abdominal coatings are detached all the way up to the lower ribs, excess fat tissue is cut out, and a new place is created for the navel. Sometimes only the correction of the lower abdomen (below the navel) is enough. The treatment in some cases can be combined with liposuction (large saggy belly with fat tissue)

How to prepare for surgery?

Necessary tests:

  • blood test: blood count, bleeding time, clotting time,
  • ECG examination (without description).


  • good health,
  • you should not take aspirin and other acetylsalicylic acid-containing medicines or anticoagulants a week before surgery.
  • 4 weeks before surgery, do not smoke,
  • 6 hours before the planned operation, do not eat on eating and drinking (including chewing gum),
  • do not wear make-up before the procedure.
What are the post-surgery recommendations?

The patient stays in the clinic for 1-3 days. On the first day after surgery, can not move. On the second day, the drains are removed and the patient can start moving. For 14 days after the operation, patient should avoid excessive activity and does not lift heavy items. However, moderate daily activity during convalescence reduces the risk of blood clots.Patients wears a special pressure corset 24 hours a day for 6 weeks.


What are the possible complications?

Each surgical procedure may be associated with complications that rarely appear, the most common ones are:

Bleeding, infection, overgrown scar, thrombophlebitis, skin necrosis (especially with smokers), changes in sensation in the surgical area, which usually returns in the period up to 1 year.