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What is Abdominoplasty

The Abdominal surgery, also known as Abdominoplasty, is performed to correct sagging skin in the abdomen. The procedure results in firmer skin, better adjustment of the abdominal muscles and a well-shaped “flat belly”.

However, despite being a reshaping plastic surgery that allows the person look thinner, this procedure is not associated with weight loss.

Medical Travel Brazil has partnered with some of the best surgeons who, in addition to being experts and researchers in the area, are nationally and internationally renowned for the quality and exclusivity of the care provided and precision in surgical results.  Here we explain the real benefits of the procedure and how we can improve your quality of life with a highly safe and warmly supported medical trip by our team of Concierges, Doctors and Nurses.

Who is a good candidate for abdominoplasty surgery?

The first point to be discussed before considering abdominoplasty is that this surgery is not indicated for fit, healthy patients who do not have weak abdominal muscles. Instead, this cosmetic surgery is indicated for women who have gone through several pregnancies, resulting in excess skin and separation of the abdominal muscles (diastasis). Also, it is indicated for people who have had significant weight loss and those who, due to genetics, have excess fat deposits in the abdominal area.

What is the difference between Abdominoplasty and Liposuction?

Many people do not know the difference between an abdominoplasty and liposuction. At first, both can be associated with a leaner abdominal area. However, as stated above, the abdominoplasty aims to remove excess skin and correct a possible loosening of the abdominal muscles. In liposuction, the objective is to remove fat located in the abdomen, which can cause sagging resulting from excess skin. This leads to the indication of having both surgeries on the same day.

How is the abdominoplasty aesthetic surgery accomplished?

Abdominoplasty surgery is usually performed in the hospital, since the patient usually associates the procedure with other corrections, such as liposuction. In the operating room, the anesthesiologist applies an epidural or, in some cases, spinal anesthesia with sedation, so the patient is asleep during the procedure. In cases of other surgical procedures in the same session, general anesthesia is indicated. The abdominal area is cleaned by a team of nurses, making it safe for the abdominoplasty specialist cut lines from one hip to the other. Thus, the abdomen tissue is lifted and corrections to remove sagging skin and fat are performed, in addition to the fixation of the musculature, if necessary.


Discover the step-by-step of abdominoplasty surgery:

  • 1. Anamnesis:

    An appointment with the healthcare professional is scheduled to assess and propose the ideal treatment.

  • 2. Clinical tests:

    The doctor will ask for blood tests and an electrocardiogram, which are required before the surgery.

  • 3. Hospitalization and surgery:

    Like any invasive aesthetic procedure, post-operative care must be taken seriously, especially in the first month of recovery. This includes rest in the first days, in addition to not lifting weights and following hygiene care with the area surrounding the scar. The process is completed after two months, which is enough time for the body to heal all the swelling, and external and internal scarring.

  • 4. Post-surgery:

    Recovery from the procedure is easy. The patient will be discharged with bandages on the regions affected during surgery. Full recovery varies from patient to patient, but, on average, it takes between 10 and 21 days. On the first day, the patient can already wash their hair, but post-surgical care should be maintained for up to 12 days after the procedure.

We take care of every detail in your medical trip

The first step is choosing the ideal procedure. Select a physician and schedule an initial appointment so we can get to know you better and assess your health. We will be ready to accompany and guide you on the following steps.

Rest assured: we will define all the details of your journey together, from your arrival in Brazil to your trip back home. During this follow-up, we will have the chance to choose the appropriate hotel or SPA, according to the procedure chosen. At Medical Travel Brazil, everything is planned to meet your needs.

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Includes transfers from and to:
Airport + Hotel + Clinic + Hospital

Hotel or SPA post surgery

Exclusive Concierge Service

Highly qualified medical team

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