WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TRADITIONAL ABDOMINAL PLASTIC METHOD?

REMOVE LOOSE SKIN

Abdominal muscles stretch when you gain too much weight or during pregnancy to create space for the fetus. Over a long period of time, this will cause excess skin or possibly even a split in the abdominal muscles causing a weakened abdominal wall. By removing the skin and tightening the abdominal wall with sutures, it will help to remove the loose skin as well keeping the abdomen more tightened.

RECONSTRUCT YOUR ABDOMEN TO MAKE IT MORE TONED AND SHAPED.

With vigorous exercise, some patients can achieve a 6-pack or 11 abs line. However those with thick abdominal fat or large amounts of excess skin will be completely unable to achieve this result. With abdominoplasty, your doctor can help remove this thick fat layer and excess skin so you can immediately achieve a more toned abs.

IMPROVE STRETCH MARKS

Most of the abdominoplasty patients are postpartum mothers and have stretch marks in the lower abdomen. These stretch marks can be removed partially by removing excess skin in the lower abdomen. Most patients are satisfied with the results after this surgery.

TRADITIONAL ABDOMINOPLASTY PROCESS

Before surgery, the patient will be examined by doctors at AVA Hospital. The patient should present all his or her requests and wishes to the doctor regarding the surgery. This is important information so your doctor can evaluate and advise you on the best surgical approach for you. In addition, a series of medical tests and check-ups will be carried out to ensure that the patient is in good health before surgery.

GENERAL ANESTHESIA

Abdominoplasty is generally classified as a major surgery that can last from 2 to 5 hours, so the patient needs to be under general anesthesia. AVA hospital is licensed and regulated by the Ministry of Health and fully qualified to perform major surgeries.

MINI ABDOMINOPLASTY PROCESS

A mini tummy tuck involves the following steps:

– First, the doctor makes a small incision in the lower abdomen
– Next, separate the skin from the abdominal wall below the navel
– Then, remove excess fat and excess skin
– Finally, suture the upper and lower skin together and close the incision.

FULL ABDOMINOPLASTY

A full abdominoplasty surgery includes the following steps:

– First, the doctor makes a large incision in the lower abdomen, from the position of the left hip to the right hip, and just above the genitals.
– Next, make a second incision to separate the navel from the surrounding tissues.
Next, separate the skin from the abdominal wall.
– Conduct rearrangement of abdominal muscle bundles, remove excess fat and excess skin.
In particular, the doctor will cut and shape the patient a new navel and then sew it back in place of the old navel.
– Finally, suture the upper and lower skin together and close the incision.

BEFORE & AFTER

MINIMALLY INVASIVE ABDOMINAL CONTOURING USING EMBRACE RF RECOVERY PROCESS

IMMEDIATELY AFTER SURGERY

Most patients will stay in the hospital for at least one day after surgery. 

Immediately after the incision is closed, the patient will be placed with a drainage tube, and carefully dressed in an abdominal compartment garment. After waking up, the patient may feel some pain in the lower abdomen and will be prescribed some pain medication. Especially at AVA hospital, patients are continuously monitored by doctors 24h/7 and treated with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT). This technology will help increase the amount of oxygen absorbed into the blood by 10-12 times to help the wound heal 75% faster.

AFTER 2 – 4 WEEKS

During this time, you still need to wear an abdominal compression garment to help the recovery process. Your doctor will advise you to avoid overstretching your abdomen and to keep your knees slightly bent while lying down to reduce stress on the incision.

AFTER 6-8 WEEKS

It takes about 6 weeks for you to fully recover and see visible results from the abdominoplasty. After 6 weeks you can discontinue abdominal compression garment after a thorough examination by your doctor.

WHY AVA HOSPITAL?

AVA Hospital is proud to be a strategic partner of Inmode and is the pioneer hospital in Vietnam to successfully apply Embrace RF technology to treatment and bring satisfaction to many customers. Doctor Nguyen Thien Khanh, MD - Chief Medical Officer at AVA hospital is the first doctor to be certified by Inmode for his professional qualifications & skills in using Embrace RF technology in Vietnam. Along with the expertise and experience of more than 20 years of studying and working in major hospitals in the United States and Singapore, the family of doctors at AVA hospital are Dr. Nguyen Thien Khánh, Dr. Nguyen Thien Khanh and Dr Nguyen Huong Giang will continue the tradition of "Every Patient Is A Family Member", to bring optimal service and dedicated care to our patients.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WILL TRADITIONAL ABDOMINOPLASTY SURGERY LEAVE A BAD SCAR?

As mentioned in the surgical procedure, abdominoplasty is a traditional surgery with large incisions of the skin, therefore, most patients after surgery will have a scar depending on the incision. However, the scar will fade over time and have a color close to the surrounding skin. However, for some patients that are prone to keloid, the scars might be more visible since it is red or darker than the skin color.

WHO CAN BENEFIT FROM TRADITIONAL ABDOMINOPLASTY SURGERY?

- People who have excess skin that cannot be improved by diet or exercise.

– Patients with “Diastasis recti” syndrome – separation of abdominal muscles after giving birth.

– Patients who already have a reasonable weight and BMI but cannot lose belly fat and excess skin.

– Patients who want to remove excess, loose skin after weight loss or after pregnancy and childbirth.

I WANT TO LOSE BELLY FAT BUT IS ABDOMINOPLASTY REQUIRED?

Abdominoplasty is used for patients with excess skin, thick subcutaneous fat, and loose muscles. If the patient only has a minimal amount of abdominal fat and not much excess skin, the patient only needs liposuction combined with Morpheus8 or Embrace RF technology to tighten the skin. 

This is a modern minimally invasive cosmetic shaping technology of Inmode Corporation, USA and has been approved by FDA. This technology uses 3-D Bipolar Energy (with a very high frequency, 1 million rpm). This energy has the effect of heating the fat layer deep under the skin to destroy fat and at the same time straightening the upper skin. In particular, this technology is used to shape sagging breasts, straighten abdominal skin without cutting the skin leaving scars, or to straighten skin and remove excess fat like traditional cosmetic methods.

Therefore, the Hospital recommends that you schedule a consultation appointment directly with the doctor for a careful evaluation and specific treatment plan.

WHAT SHOULD I CONSIDER BEFORE ABDOMINOPLASTY?

The surgeon will discuss the following topics with you carefully before surgery :

- Any medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, hemophilia, pregnancy, etc.

- Your BMI and your physical exam

+ How much diastasis recti you have.

+ Are you planning to have more children?

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