After a pregnancy or a severe weight loss, many patients wish to have once again a tight abdomen. Sometimes it's no longer possible to achieve the desired body shape with exercise and diet.
In these cases, an abdominal lift may be a useful solution. With this procedure, Dr. Camenisch removes the skin and fat deposits in excess.
With the abdominoplasty, as the abdominal lift is referred to in the specialist jargon, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch removes the fat in excess and the sagging skin. In most cases, during the procedure, the separation of the rectus abdominis muscle is also tightened and sutured (wide abdominal rectus plication).
The result is a beautiful, flat and tight stomach, which no longer bears the signs of pregnancy, age, or weight loss.
Slim women after a pregnancy offer suffer from a so-called "diastasis recti": the abdominal muscle, which during the pregnancy has been continuously stretched, after the birth does not completely recede. Even intensive exercise cannot help.
For women that suffer from this condition, the only solution is to suture the abdominal muscle with internal stitches and at the same time remove the skin in excess.
An abdominal lift is often combined with a liposuction of the waist and the hips. A concurrent hip liposuction will allow our experienced specialist physician to achieve a harmonious look.
Depending on the extent of the operation and the additional liposuction procedures, the surgery may last between 2,5 and 3,5 hours.
Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch performs the abdominal lift in the «Klinik Im Park» und in the clinic «Pyramide». After the surgery, you will stay in the clinic for 2 to 3 days.
2 up to max. 4 weeks
An abdominal lift may cause postoperative hemorrhages, buildups of wound fluid and infections. Slight swelling, somatosensory disorder, and tightness are to be expected for a short time after the surgery. In case of a new weight gain, the internal muscle sutures may tear again. Further risks are thrombosis, embolism, and aesthetically unpleasant scars.
The risk of complications, such as impaired circulation of the abdominal skin and impaired wound healing along the abdominal sutures, is higher for smokers and patients, who suffer from chronic diseases.
After the surgery, you must wear day and night a special compression girdle for 6 weeks. During this time, sport, sauna, and intensive UV exposure are not allowed.
The costs may vary depending on the extent of the surgery and will be agreed upon in advance. The price is inclusive of all services, such as the consultation, the surgery, the anesthesia, the medications, the hospitalization, the follow-up controls, and all potential corrective surgical procedures. Depending on the situation, your insurance may cover the costs of the procedure. Our staff at Clinic Beethovenstrasse AG will gladly clarify if your insurance covers any of the costs.