This surgery is performed when there is the excess skin on the abdomen and on the back.
- Duration of the surgery:
Two to four hours
General anesthesia or high epidural anesthesia
- Surgical procedure:
The excess skin is removed, from the belly button to the upper pubic line. The skin is removed from the lateral sides of the abdomen and the back. The scar is positioned at the line of the underwear and in the back follows the upper line of the buttocks.
- Postoperative procedure:
Hospital stay is compulsory for this surgery, as well as keeping the half-sitting position of the patient.
Hematoma, Puffiness, infection, difficult or nonexistent healing of the wound, thrombosis, fat embolism, hypertrophic or keloid scars .