Excess skin in the lower abdomen and muscle separation (divarication) is very common after pregnancy. If the muscle separation persists it can cause a ‘pot belly’ appearance. Abdominoplasty surgery is used to remove the excess skin and repair the abdominal muscles.
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A 41 yr old mother of 2, had a full abdominoplasty by David Floyd, with a muscle repair and a mesh repair of an umbilical hernia. The second pictures was taken 5 months after surgery.
A 36 yr old mother of 2, had a full abdominoplasty and muscle repair by Mr Floyd. The second image was taken 2 years post-op.
This 45 yr old developed a large umbilical hernia during her second pregnancy. David Floyd treated this with a mesh repair of the hernia, and a full abdominoplasty. The umbilicus was reconstructed at a second operation 6 months later. The second image was taken 18 months after the first operation.
|Length of surgery||1-2 hours|
|In-patient stay||1-2 nights and always performed in a hospital operating theatre|
|Risks and Complications :|
|Frequent||Bruising, swelling, temporary numbness|
|Infrequent||Infection, delayed wound healing, bleeding(haematoma), asymmetry, poor scarring, seroma|
|Recovery||5-10 days before socialising with friends and family
7-10 days off work
1st dressing at 1 week
driving 2-4 weeks
return to the gym 6 weeks
travel abroad 4 weeks
|Follow-up||1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months|