• 21 AUG 19
    Abdominoplasty: everything you need to know

    Abdominoplasty: everything you need to know

    Abdominoplasty, also commonly known as Tummy Tuck, is a cosmetic surgery whose goal is to give the abdomen a nice, flat and firm appearance, with a narrow waist.

    This surgery is used when the skin of the belly area is more distended and flaccid than normal, accumulating excess skin and fat in that area, and the muscles of the abdomen also lose tonicity. All this is common in those who have lost or gained a lot of weight in a very short time, and also in women who have had one or several pregnancies with a considerable weight gain.

    It is important to keep in mind that abdominoplasty is NOT a surgery to lose weight, but is used to eliminate and correct excess skin and fat, as well as the loss of elasticity, of the abdominal area, which do not improve with exercise or diets.

    Currently, abdominoplasty has become one of the most demanded cosmetic surgeries, mostly in women after pregnancy or other hormonal changes, especially after 40 years.

    What is abdominoplasty?

    During abdominoplasty surgery can be treated and corrected:

    • Excess fat.
    • Excess skin and/or lack of elasticity.
    • Correct the muscles of the abdominal area if they have lost their firmness.
    • Remodeling the shape of the abdomen, correcting imperfections or deformities.

    There are different techniques to perform this surgery, including traditional abdominoplasty, mini-abdominoplasty (simpler and shorter, but used only when the problem is located only below the navel) or endoscopy abdominoplasty, than in those cases where it is possible allows smaller incisions to be made to perform surgery.

    Depending on the problems to be treated and in which areas of the abdomen they are located, the technique used in each case will be one or the other, as appropriate, as well as the duration of the surgery, which can vary between 2 and 5 hours approximately.

    Regardless of the technique used, abdominoplasty surgery is always performed under general anesthesia.

    Postoperative and recovery after abdominoplasty

    After surgery, the patient remains hospitalized normally 1 or 2 days (in some cases up to a maximum of 3 days).

    During the first days after surgery it is normal to feel some pain, so it is usual for the specialist to prescribe some analgesics to take if necessary.

    During the first weeks after the intervention, the patient is instructed to wear a girdle or similar elastic device, in order to improve the results as much as possible.

    Recovery time after surgery can vary between several weeks and a couple of months, depending on the patient’s physical condition before surgery: if the patient’s muscles are stronger, recovery will be faster. Of course, it is essential to always follow the instructions of the specialist for a correct and faster recovery.

    The final results, including the total healing of the incisions made during surgery, are visible approximately one year later.

    Abdominoplasty at Vithas Xanit International

    If you are interested in undergo an abdominoplasty, in the Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Unit at Vithas Xanit International Hospital we have the best specialists who, together with the latest technology and the latest surgical techniques, allow us to offer you the best results in your abdominoplasty surgery. For more information or make an appointment please contact us.

Department Patient Care
Xanit International Hospital

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Medical Specialities

  • Hair Transplantation Unit

    At Vithas Xanit we offer the most advanced technology for hair transplantation surgery and for non surgical treatments. We attend both men and women, suffering from any capillary loss, either on the scalp or in any other body area (beard, moustache, eyebrows or eyelashes).

  • Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    Cosmetic Surgery and Anti Aging

    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Unit helps patients to feel good about themselves.
    The latest medical technology and our doctors and surgeons’ perfectionism are key factors in terms of patient satisfaction with the results of their cosmetic surgery or treatment. Liposuction, breast enlargements, rhinoplasty and tummy tucks are among the most applied treatments.

  • Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Dental surgery and Cosmetic Dentistry

    Our dentists carry out your dental surgery and/or dental treatment quickly and efficiently.
    At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, we guarantee high quality dental treatments such as dental surgery (dental implants, sinus lift) or cosmetic dentistry treatments (dental crown, dental bridge, veneers, dentures, etc.).

  • Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

    Orthopedic surgery quality and prices vary from country to country and Spain combines the best of both worlds.
    The most requested health tourism orthopedic surgeries are hip replacement and knee replacement. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional, these procedures are performed using arthroscopy and Minimally Invasive Techniques (MIS).

  • Heart Surgery

    Heart Surgery

    Our Vithas Xanit Cardiology Area is an international benchmark for heart diseases. It boasts cardiologist and specialist heart surgeon on conditions such as arrhythmia, implanting pacemakers, angioplasty, heart bypass, repair to the aortic valve and mitral valve, heart valve replacement and percutaneous mitral valve repair.

  • Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity treatment and Bariatric Surgery

    Obesity is considered to be one of Western countries’ major health issues and consequently the demand for bariatric surgery is on the up, particularly concerning gastric banding and gastric bypass
    Our surgeons have been widely trained in this area, with over 20 years’ experience in all bariatric surgeries. They are all done by laparoscopy.

  • Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    Digestive Surgery – Gallbladder Surgery

    The General Surgery and Digestive System Service at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional can boast the most advanced technology and latest generation equipment for treating a wide variety of digestive pathologies such as in gallbladder. This service offers advanced laparoscopy surgery as the main way of tackling most surgical pathologies.

  • Urology – TURP

    Urology – TURP

    The Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional Urology service employs European Board of Urology-certified urologists. This unit offers patients the latest diagnosis techniques, treatments and procedures. At our International Hospital, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) is the most frequently used technique to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia.

  • Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Vascular Surgery – Phlebology

    Venous insufficiency is a chronic pathology that affects one in three adults. It is characterised by a deficient blood return in the lower limbs.
    Our International Hospital medical team has wide-ranging experience in sclerotherapy with micro-foam, varicose vein removal with endovascular laser, ambulatory phlebectomy and the C.H.I.V.A technique, among others.

  • Spinal Surgery

    Spinal Surgery

    Slipped discs and spinal stenosis usually affect the lumbar and cervical spine and the spinal surgery most requested by our international patients is laminectomy, as well as arthroplasty of the intervertebral disk and spinal fusion.

  • Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Ophtalmology and laser eye surgery

    Our international hospital uses a new femtosecond laser, the most technologically advanced refractive surgery system currently available. It can correct long-sightedness and refractive defects such as short sightedness, astigmatism or hypermetropia in a single operation.
    The most popular ophthalmology surgeries among our international patients are laser eye surgery, glaucoma and cataract surgery.

  • Imaging Diagnosis

    Imaging Diagnosis

    Radiology and nuclear medicine are medical specialties that focus on the diagnosis of diseases through the interpretation of images. They provide fundamental information for the Medical Check-Up Unit. At Hospital Vithas Xanit Internationalthese two specialities are integrated into a single service in order to provide the maximum reliability and diagnostic coordination.

  • Medical check up

    Medical check up

    Evolving health concepts, greater longevity and technological developments mean that it is increasingly important to detect and make an early diagnosis on diseases and prevent them.
    Therefore, periodic health check-up is the most efficient and secure way of controlling your health.

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Hysterectomy

    Various conditions might lead to a hysterectomy or uterine ablation: uterine cancer, cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, uterine prolapse, adenomyosis.
    This surgery can be traumatising for women and so the psychology department at Hospital Vithas Xanit Internacional helps women through this process.