Abdominoplasty Case Study 87
With pregnancy, the layers of the abdominal wall are stretched. Following child birth the layers do not go back into the same position and the abdominal wall is often weakened. The muscles that once sat together in the midline are often split apart and this leads to the formation of a gap. An abdominoplasty not only aims to remove the excess skin but also aims to improve the gap and the abdominal contour by repairing the various layers of the abdominal wall. Mr Ross uses a number of layers of repair to strengthen the abdominal wall. Liposuction is frequently performed on the flanks and helps in the abdominal recontouring. The scars seen in this patient are seen after 6 weeks postop and the swelling above the scar and the quality of the scar will still take a number of months to settle and mature.
When considering abdominal rejuvenation surgery it is important to consider all the various options which may include abdominoplasty, fleur de lis abdominoplasty, mini abdominoplasty, bodylifting, liposuction or as part of a mommy makeover package.
At a consultation It is important to run through all the pros and cons and the various options of abdominal rejuvenation surgery so that you can be empowered to proceed.
Mr. Ross is a plastic surgeon that underwent specific training in plastic surgery. http://www.garylross.com/ Mr. Ross successfully completed his FRCS (plast), obtained his CCT and is listed on the GMC specialist Register for Plastic surgery (Number 4220633). Mr. Ross has a vast training in aesthetic surgery throughout his plastic surgery training including the techniques utilized in “cosmetic surgery”. Mr. Ross is a full member of the British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS); British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Association of Breast Surgeons (ABS) and the British Association of Head and Neck Oncologists (BAHNO) and is regularly appraised on an annual basis. He has successfully revalidated and “cosmetic surgery” is an established part of his scope of practice. Mr Ross is the only plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Manchester, the North West of England and the United Kingdom in full time private practice, who is a full member of BAAPS, BAPRAS, ABS and BAHNO. Mr Ross was the first cosmetic surgeon to be certified by the Royal College of Surgeons for body recontouring including abdominoplasty.