What is Abdominoplastry?

Loose skin often develops with the rapid and massive weight loss seen after bariatric surgery.

The commonest sites for this is the lower abdomen or apron area, the upper arms, thighs and buttocks. Removal of this excess skin is generally considered a cosmetic procedure and can cost a considerable amount especially when performed by a plastic surgeon. Dr Wright and Dr Joel Budge have trained in plastic surgery and are prepared to offer apronectomy (or abdominoplasty as it is correctly referred to). We do not offer liposuction, nor do we perform skin removal from any other part of the body. This surgery should only be considered when weight loss has finally stopped which would usually be around 2 years after the original surgery. Hernias and weak muscles are repaired at the same time. Abdominoplasty is major surgery and involves a few days in hospital with surgical drains in place, several weeks off all heavy lifting or vigorous exercise, and the wearing of an abdominal binder or corset for 6 weeks.

Possible Complications

  • Wound infection
  • Haemorrhage
  • Seroma (fluid) formation
  • Keloid scarring
  • Lack of symmetry

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