Improves the appearance of the lower abdomen from front to back.
Possible Side Effects
Breakdown of the suture line above the buttocks (because of patient’s tendency to bend at the waist when performing normal hygiene which strains the suture closure pulling it apart). This usually leads to a wider scar in the posterior surgical area. Some numbness of the area above and sometimes below the incisions, residual looseness and irregularity of the skin, and all the usual common side effects of any surgical procedure.
Risks of surgery are the same as with conventional abdominoplasty.
Recovery is prolonged because of the requirement of avoiding bending at the waist for a month until adequate healing has occurred.
Results are typically very gratifying.