Full Abdominoplasty (Full Tummy Tuck)

Full tummy tuck is indicated for patients who present laxity of the abdominal muscle wall and an excess of fat and skin, sometimes after pregnancy.

The Surgery

When liposuction is performed a tumescent solution is introduced into the area to be treated, and excess fat is removed using different size cannulae.

A substantial amount of infraumbilical skin and fat are resected. The abdominoplasty leaves a lower abdominal scar which is contoured according to each patient´s anatomy.

Through the incision, the rectus abdominus muscles are disected and then sutured, resulting in a smaller waistline and aesthetically pleasing abdominal appearance.

The navel is relocated, leaving a small scar around it.

In some cases, abdominal liposuction is added (Lipo- Abdominoplasty). Two drainage tubes are applied for 48 to 72 hours post-op.

Length of Procedure

3 to 4 hours.

Anesthesia used

Neuroleptoanesthesia (deep sedation) or general, plus local anesthesia.


This plastic surgery requires a short stay of less than 24 hours.

Post-operative Care

  • Antibiotics
  • No physical activity depending on the recovery progress
  • No sunbathing for 3 to 4 weeks post-op
  • Sports and other straining activities can be resumed one month following plastic surgery

Post-operative Treatment

Sutures are removed 12 to 15 days after a tumy tuck. An elastic garment is worn for the first 4 to 6 weeks after plastic surgery.

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