An annoying fat apron is likely to remain after substantial weight loss. This can make it far more difficult to find suitable clothes. Infections in the peritoneal fold can also be unpleasant and painful. An apronectomy rectifies this problem by reshaping the abdomen.
The operation is performed in an inpatient setting, under a general anaesthetic.
The apronectomy involves removing the excess, sagging tissue between the navel and the public area. The scars are below the bikini line and around the navel. We then insert two drainage tubes, which can be removed after 1 to 2 days.
After the operation, a compression garment or girdle should be worn for 6 weeks to reduce the pressure on the abdominal wall. The stitches around the navel are removed after 2 weeks. Absorbable sutures are used on the lower abdomen so there is no need to have any stitches removed. Sporting activities should be avoided for 6 to 8 weeks.
Reduced sensation in the abdominal wall area may occur, but usually improves after several weeks. Any secondary bleeding, infections and unsightly scars are treatable.typo3/#