Extended corset abdominoplasty procedure
This patient underwent total capsulectomy combined with replacement of implants to 525cc with a 360 tummy tuck.
The corset tummy tuck, also known as the corset abdominoplasty is the ideal surgery for patients who have undergone weight loss surgery.
A standard tummy tuck procedure addresses skin in the lower horizontal vector of the stomach, where as the corset abdominoplasty surgery is an advanced version which involves a cut down not only the lower horizontal, but also the upper horizontal just below the breast creases and down the vertical.
The corset abdominoplasty is ideal when there is a large excess of horizontal and vertical skin in the lower and upper abdomen.
Dr Moradi specifically uses the extended corset tummy tuck procedure, which extends the upper and lower horizontal cuts around to the back to target the bra strap and tummy tuck back areas.
A standard abdominoplasty does not address the love handle, bra strap fat or loose skin found in the upper abdomen.
The extensive corset tummy tuck is a major invasive surgical operation, which leaves major scars across the lower stomach, down the vertical vector and also a scar across the breast creases.
The purpose of the extended corset tummy tuck procedure is to give patients a flat stomach by removing fatty tissue and tightening the muscles, while also removing love-handles and bra strap skin and fat.
Dr Moradi asks patients prior to treatment, which is more important, leaving the bulge of skin or having a scar?
He explains that patients say a scar burden is nothing compared to having their dream of a flat stomach.
Dr Moradi discusses a corset tummy tuck procedure
Take a listen to Dr Moradi discuss his extended corset tummy tuck procedure and how it can help weight loss patients achieve a flat stomach while also removing unwanted side and bra strap fat. He also explains the before and after patient photos, which can be found below the video in the before and after section.
Extended Corset Tummy Tuck - Before and After Gallery
The before and after photos displayed here are extended corset tummy tucks performed by Dr Moradi.
You can see how Dr Moradi has given all these patients a flatter, tighter stomach, while also removing excess skin and fat from the sides.
How fantastic are the results Dr Moradi has achieved for his patients!
How long does it take to recover from the corset abdominoplasty?
You will be required to stay in hospital for approximately one to three-nights, followed by a two to four week recovery time, however full recovery will take up to six months or longer.
During the first four weeks, you will not be able to exercise or engage in strenuous activity. You should also take two or more weeks off work.
How long do results take to show after the corset abdominoplasty?
The results from the corset abdominoplasty are immediate. However you can expect results to show once you are fully recovered after about four weeks.
However for full results, they may not show for at least six months, while your body is recovering.
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What are the potential risks and complications of a tummy tuck?
The potential risks of a full or partial tummy tuck procedure include:
- Wound infection, which will require antibiotics
- Pain or uncomfortable feelings
- Blood clots can appear in the tissue around the incision sites
- Skin grafting for skin that does not heal
- Excessive accumulation of fluid (seroma) may occur under the incision site and may require a procedure for draining
- Numbness at incision sites, however this should go away
- Blood transfusions if substantial loss of blood during surgery
- Adverse side-effects to anaesthetic, such as nausea or vomiting
- Tight feelings throughout the stomach, which can cause difficulties in bending over and other movements
Blood clots are rare; however, should a blood clot occur it can move to the lungs, chest or deep veins of the legs, which is life-threatening.
The corset tummy tuck procedure will leave very large visible abdominal scars. These scars are red, thickened, raised and can be annoying, itchy and unsightly.
Contact Dr Moradi for more information on the corset abdominoplasty
By contacting Dr Moradi, you will be provided with in-depth information regarding the corset abdominoplasty and be able to organise a consultation.
During this consultation, your personalised treatment will be planned and you will be provided with further information.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Corset Abdominoplasty
What is a corset abdominoplasty?
A body contouring technique where we remove tissue from every possible vector. It addresses both horizontal and vertical skin excess in the abdominal and back area. You can think of it as a combination of a reverse tummy tuck, a FDL and a belt lipectomy.
Can I use private health insurance?
Yes if a abdominoplasty or any other surgery is performed for reconstruction purposes, it may be partly covered by health insurance. Other body contouring procedures after weight loss may be covered by Medicare. This can be covered in the private hospital and NOT the public hospital.
Insurance will cover the hospital and theatre fees, however there will be an out of pocket cost for the surgeon, co-surgeon and anaesthetist.
Your insurance will not cover the costs of a breast lift and implant as implants are considered a cosmetic procedure.
How long will scars take to heal?
All scars take time to heal before they turn 'white'. Scars begin as red before turning purple, and then blue and then finally white. This entire process can take about 12 months.
The reason for this is that in initial wound healing you have excess collagen to help with the strengthening of the wound. Over the coming months, the collagen changes and realigns. It is during this phase we recommend scar management with massage and silicone therapy.
How long does recovery take?
After your abdominoplasty procedure, you can expect to stay in hospital for around 4 to 7 days. You will also require to take about 4 to 6 weeks off work.
When is a good time to get a corset abdominoplasty?
Once you have lost all of your weight and have had a stable weight for at least 3 months. This is the time to think about getting a corset abdominoplasty.