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Surgery of the abdomen

You may also have trouble improving certain areas of your body, especially the abdomen. Unfortunately, the hanging skin or the relaxation of the muscles in the abdominal area cannot be recovered only with exercise. And it is very common in both men and women.

Los primeros por exceso de grasa y por falta de ejercicio y las mujeres por los embarazos. Tras éstos, los músculos en muchas ocasiones no vuelven a tener la forma y la fuerza como tenían antes. En la mayoría de las pacientes, éstos músculos están débiles y tienen una tripita abombada, ya no está recta como antes.

La abdominoplastia es una técnica utilizada para eliminar el exceso de piel y también estirar los músculos del abdomen. Damos fuerza a los músculos por lo que con éste gesto aparece un abdomen completamente plano. Además en la misma intervención eliminamos la grasa que sobra y la piel que cuelga. La incisión queda por debajo de la línea del bikini por lo que nunca nadie la verá a no ser que quiera usted.

No todas las pacientes requieren una abdominoplastia completa. Algunas personas con una elasticidad de la piel excelente y buen tono muscular se pueden beneficiar de sólo una liposucción. Otras que tienen un problema de piel sobrante bajo el ombligo se pueden beneficiar de una “mini” abdominoplastia. Las pacientes con este tipo de anatomía tienen una cirugía con una incisión más corta y un periodo de recuperación mucho más rápido.


Smoothing the abdomen by eliminating fat and skin and stretching the muscles of the wall of the abdomen.

Type of anaesthetic

Normally general.

Side effects

Dolor temporal. acorchamiento de la piel abdominal, tirantez durante algunas semanas.

Duration of result

Permanent, with stable post-operatory weight.

Duration of the treatment

2-4 hours.


Depends on the personal circumstances and the extension of the surgery. Normally admission for 24 hours. If it is a mini abdominoplasty it is usually outpatient.


Return to work: 2-4 weeks. Better activity: 4-6 weeks or more.

Frequent questions

Logically it depends on the type of work the patient has. It is not the same with a job that requires a lot of physical effort and another that doesn’t need as much. If you have to strain yourself in your job, we recommend at least three weeks rest and if you are a person with less strain, 7 days should be sufficient.

You can go to the beach or the pool from the moment that the wounds are completely closed which is usually within two weeks

You can exercise and lift weight a month after the surgery. If you can, we recommend that you do not lift weights in the gymnasium as it implies moving the muscles of the abdomen (anterior rectus), in a month and a half.

When you leave the operating theatre, you will be wearing a compressive corset which allows the inflammation to reduce and the body to heal well from that moment on. From the third/fourth day you can shower normally.

You can do this a month after the surgery.

You can sunbathe from the moment we remove the steri-strips (plasters that protect the wound, the stitches are inside and do not need removing, they dissolve naturally), which should be in two weeks. If you are going to the beach you must wear a bikini and use factor 50+ sun protection on the scar.

You can travel perfectly on an aeroplane after the surgery.

We recommend that you wear a compressive corset after the surgery. It improves the result and reduces certain complications such as a seroma. It also allows the abdomen to heal better.

We will show you photographs from previous cases so that you can get a more detailed idea of the final result.

After surgery you will be upset. It will not be pain, but discomfort. You will have a feeling of stiffness, tightness and some pressure. Your muscles will be thrown when you get out of bed or on the couch. He will take pain medication, so that there are more discomforts at bedtime, bandage, antibiotic etc, more than pain, which will cause discomfort.

The scar of an abdominoplasty usually coincides with the bikini line. It is a scar that with time, improves greatly and remains concealed. However, multiple treatments exist which improve the final result of scars such as silicon patches, rosehip oil, creams, laser, etc. etc.

You should avoid taking aspirin or any other medication which provokes anticoagulation. Let us know if you usually take vitamin supplements or medicinal plants. Some make the blood coagulate more slowly.

In general, we recommend any surgical intervention from 18 years and over. Most patients are women demanding this type of surgery after having children. In some cases, we perform them after a large weight loss.