Abdominoplasty in Medellín

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Abdominoplasty, also known as tummy tuck surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the abdomen. At MDE Care we have specialist surgeons dedicated to the evaluation and treatment of plastic surgery, focused on offering effective solutions for the patient.

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What is abdominoplasty?

Abdominoplasty focuses on removing excess skin and fat, as well as tightening weakened abdominal muscles, resulting in a flatter, firmer and more contoured abdomen. It is a popular procedure for achieving optimal, significant and long-lasting results.

Who should undergo this type of procedure?

Abdominoplasty is suitable for people who have excess skin and fat in the abdomen, as well as weakness in the abdominal muscles, caused by factors such as massive weight loss, multiple pregnancies or aging.
Those who have tried dieting and exercise without achieving the desired results may consider this procedure to improve the appearance of their abdomen.

What is the abdominoplasty procedure in Medellin like?

During abdominoplasty, a horizontal incision is made just above the pubic area, which can vary in length depending on the amount of skin to be removed. The skin is then lifted to access the abdominal muscles, which are tightened and sutured to create a firmer, flatter abdomen.

Excess skin and fat are removed and the navel is repositioned to its proper position and in some cases, additional liposuction may be performed to improve the contours. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures, and a compression dressing is applied to aid in recovery.

Techniques used in abdominoplasty

To perform the abdominoplasty procedure, various techniques are used, adapted to the individual needs and requirements of each patient. These techniques include:

Full abdominoplasty is a common technique that involves a hip-to-hip incision, allowing full access to the abdominal area. During the procedure, excess skin and fat are removed, and the abdominal muscles are tightened to create a firmer, more toned abdomen and the navel is repositioned to its proper position. This technique is suitable for patients with significant abdominal flaccidity, especially after multiple pregnancies or significant weight loss.

Mini abdominoplasty is a less invasive technique that focuses on improving the lower abdominal area. It involves a smaller incision in the pubic region, allowing limited access to the underlying tissues.
During this procedure, excess skin and fat in the lower abdomen is removed and, in some cases, weakened abdominal muscles are corrected. Mini abdominoplasty is ideal for patients with mild to moderate sagging in the lower abdomen and offers a faster recovery compared to full abdominoplasty.

Abdominoplasty in Fleur-de-Lis is an advanced technique used to address extreme abdominal flaccidity, especially after massive weight loss. It is characterized by an inverted T-shaped incision that allows for a more complete correction in cases of excess skin both horizontally and vertically. 

This technique offers significant results by removing excess skin and fat, tightening the abdominal muscles and creating a more contoured and toned appearance to the abdomen. Due to the more extensive nature of the incision, recovery may be longer.

Extended abdominoplasty is used to treat excess skin and fat not only in the abdomen, but also in the flanks and lower back. This technique involves a longer incision than traditional abdominoplasty, which allows the surgeon to access a larger area of tissue. 

During the procedure, excess skin and fat are removed, abdominal muscles are tightened, and a more sculpted and toned contour is created throughout the abdominal and lower back area. Extended abdominoplasty can provide remarkable results in patients with extended skin laxity.

Belt abdominoplasty, also known as circumferential or belt body, is an advanced surgical technique that treats not only the abdomen, but also the back of the torso. It involves an incision that completely encircles the body, allowing for the removal of excess skin and fat in both the front and back. 

This technique is ideal for patients with massive weight loss who have excess skin and sagging in the abdomen, flanks and lower back. It provides remarkable results by improving the shape and firmness of the overall body contour.

Benefits of abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty can correct the separation of the abdominal muscles, improving the firmness and strength of the core, increasing the patient’s self-esteem by providing satisfactory aesthetic results. Among its benefits are:

  • Reduction of excess abdominal skin and fat.
  • Improvement of the appearance of the abdomen, obtaining a flatter and more toned contour.
  • Correction of the separation of the abdominal muscles, improving the strength and firmness of the core.
  • Increased confidence and self-esteem by achieving satisfactory aesthetic results.
  • Body transformation, especially for those who have experienced significant weight loss or multiple pregnancies.
  • Relief of discomfort associated with excess skin and abdominal sagging.
  • Improved posture and body balance.
  • Possibility of regaining confidence in body image.
  • Increased comfort when wearing tight-fitting clothing or bathing suits.
  • Potential for a more active and healthy life after recovery.

Physical and technological infrastructure

MDE Care collaborates with the best professionals in Medellin, in facilities that have fully equipped operating rooms and equipment that meet the highest standards. Our priority is to guarantee a safe and technologically advanced environment to offer the best care to our patients.

MDE Care Support

The physicians allied at MDE Care have a solid background and expertise in plastic surgery. With comprehensive training and a deep understanding of procedures, our specialists employ diverse methodologies to facilitate both diagnosis and treatment. 

At MDE Care, we value professionalism and scientific excellence backed by great human quality. Our team is committed to providing comprehensive and personalized medical care, where the patient’s well-being and satisfaction are our top priority.

We are pleased to announce that MDE Care is currently working to obtain certification as a Medical Facilitator with Global Healthcare Accreditation

We also articulate with local entities to create a professional service adapted to the needs of medical tourism in the region.  That is why we are part of the Business Tourism Cluster, an initiative of the Medellin Chamber of Commerce for Antioquia.

Rates

An Abdominoplasty procedure in the city of Medellin with MDE Care’s allied plastic surgeons has an average cost between USD 4,500 and USD 5,075.

This fee includes the right to room, anesthesia, medical and surgical materials and medications, instrumentation, 1 night of stay, diagnostic aids, consumption in the room, pre-surgical assessment anesthesia and surgeon, medical formula, medical fees with their respective controls.

It does not include the complications policy (which is mandatory and will be decided according to the assessment of the patient’s health situation), pre-surgical diagnostic aids, additional nights of stay, pre and post surgical assessments by specialties other than plastic surgery, post surgical girdle.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Abdominoplasty Procedure

In general, a full abdominoplasty can take two to five hours, while a mini abdominoplasty can take about one to two hours. Factors such as the amount of skin and fat to be removed, correction of the abdominal muscles, and combination with other procedures may influence the total duration.

Recovery after abdominoplasty can vary depending on the technique used and the individual's ability to recover. Generally, a recovery period of approximately two to four weeks can be expected before patients can resume normal activities. Swelling and discomfort will gradually decrease, and the final results of the surgery will be seen over time, reaching fullness in several months.

Risks and complications associated with abdominoplasty may include infection, excessive bleeding, hematoma, seroma, poor healing, loss of abdominal skin sensation, asymmetry, skin necrosis, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. It is essential to discuss these risks with the plastic surgeon during the preoperative consultation and follow all postoperative instructions to minimize any risks and optimize the results of the surgery.

The final results of a tummy tuck can be seen approximately six months to a year after surgery. During this time, the swelling will gradually decrease and the abdominal tissues will settle into their new position. Scars will also fade over time, although they may continue to improve for several months.

The need for liposuction in combination with abdominoplasty depends on the individual aesthetic needs of the patient. While abdominoplasty focuses on removing excess skin and tightening the abdominal muscles, liposuction can complement it by removing excess fat to achieve a more defined abdominal contour. This combination is common in patients with localized fat accumulation. However, not all patients need liposuction. The plastic surgeon will carefully evaluate each case to determine if additional liposuction is required to achieve the desired aesthetic results.

Yes, once the patient has completed her postpartum recovery period and has no future plans for pregnancy. Abdominoplasty can be beneficial in correcting skin and abdominal muscle laxity caused by pregnancy, as well as removing excess skin and fat. However, it is important to wait until the body has returned to its pre-pregnancy state and a stable weight has been achieved before considering abdominoplasty.

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Abdominoplasty focuses on removing excess skin and fat, as well as tightening weakened abdominal muscles, resulting in a flatter, firmer and more contoured abdomen.

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