Abdominoplasty Case Study 57
Following pregnancy the abdominal wall can be weakened. Although there may not be an actual hernia patients often can present with a bulge. This is usually at the point of maximal weakness of the abdominal wall. During an abdominoplasty the reconstruction of the abdominal wall can be performed by manipulating the lining of the abdominal wall in such a way as to flatten and repair the bulge without disrupting the muscles. Without muscle disruption the recovery from patients can be very rapid and Mr. Ross does not use drains and patients are mobilized immediately. The postop results from a classic abdominoplasty after only a few months show how the contour of the abdominal wall can be improved and reduce the appearance of the bulge.