หน้าอกสวยและดูเป็นธรรมชาติมาก แผลเล็ก และการดูแลรักษาหลังการผ่าตัดก็ไม่ได้ยุ่งยาก อาจารย์ให้คำแนะนำและใส่ใจมากๆ ค่ะ
What is Belt Lipectomy?
Belt Lipectomy is a circumferential surgical process to the whole of the mid and lower body. It also helps the areas of the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks. It is a good option for those who have a lot of excess fatty tissue and loose, sagging skin around your torso.
How should I prepare for Belt Lipectomy surgery?
– To consult with the plastic surgeon about the surgery including the steps, techniques, incision, operating hours, results, risks, complications and recovery recommendation.
– Evaluate your general health status by Internist such as; blood test, Chest x-ray, ECG based on the hospital safety policy
– To continue taking the current medications for whom has an underlying disease
– To cease smoking at least 2 – 4 weeks prior surgery
– Stop taking Aspirin and Anti-Inflammatory drugs including the herbal supplements which can easily cause the bleeding tendency at least 2 weeks prior surgery or according to the physician advice.
Belt Lipectomy: The horizontally-aligned incision from lower waistline to the back of the body. There is often a second incision created around the belly-button. This procedure often includes additional tightening of the abdominal muscles.
Who is a good candidate for Belt Lipectomy surgery?
– Adults of any age whose weight is relatively stable at least 3 months
– Anyone who bothered by the appearance of the abdomen
– Healthy without medical conditions that impair healing or increase risk of surgery
– Nonsmokers or cease smoking at least 4-6 weeks prior surgery
– Realistic expectations
– The decision in surgery should be up to you and not from what others expected
1. At the beginning period after surgery, it will be swollen. It generally may take upto 1-2 weeks, this cause unable to straighten your back well so recommend to lean forward in the first 2 weeks.
2. The abdominal wall looks flatter and gets a more toned body.
3. If you have had surgery through the abdomen before, it may result in poor treatment results.
4. People who have had a cesarean section, the original incision may be combined with the new surgical wound.
5. The scar is visible after surgery which could be pro. The scar may be good or bad depending on the heredity and after wound care. Normally the scar will be steady as a result in 1-2 years after surgery.
6. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.
7. Following your physician’s instructions is essential to the success of your surgery.
1. Surgeon will compress the abdomen with abdominal compression garment and will be required to have a surgical drainage tube and surgeon will remove it when discharged.
2. Surgeons will make an appointment for a patient to remove the eternal stitches 7-10 days after surgery.
3. Usually patients can return to work within 2-6 weeks after surgery.
How to take care of yourself after surgery?
1. Swelling and Bruising:
– Bruising and Swelling will occur within 48-72 hours after surgery. The third day usually is the worst and then it will gradually get better after day 4.
– Bruising will be better after 4 days and will fade away within 21days.
– Swelling will subside quite quick in the first 2-3 weeks and then gradually subside up to 3-6 months.
– Cold compress with a cold pack or a bag of ice is needed in the first 3 days. It will help to reduce swelling and bruising.
2. Pain and Medication:
– The most painful moment is right after surgery and the first day. In some patients, it will take some time until all the pain is gone.
– Surgeons recommend taking pain killers only when you are in pain. Do not take it more than 6 times per day.
– There is some side effect such as nausea or dizzy
– If there is some rash or itchy occurrence after taking medication, the patient needs to inform the surgeon immediately.
3. Medication Dosage:
– The antibiotic medication needs to be taken until it finishes.
-Any underlying condition and medication needs to be informed and adjusted by a surgeon or medical doctor both before and after surgery.
– Do not take Aspirin or any medication in Aspirin group, Vitamin E, Herbs, or any supplements at least 2 weeks before and after surgery. It can cause bleeding and bruising.
4. Smoking and Drinking:
– You must cease smoking 4 weeks prior and 4 weeks post surgery as the Nicotine causes the delayed wound healing.
– You must cease drinking 2-4 weeks prior and 2-4 weeks post surgery.
– Get enough sleep and rest after surgery.
– Sleep on your back position and use 1-2 pillows to place your under both knee and leg above the heart level, it will help reduce swelling.
– You must ensure you do not use your abdomen muscles to get in and out of bed.
– Ensure that you sleep on your back for the initial 2-3 weeks post surgery.
– Keeping your hips and knees slightly bent can reduce swelling
– you may find it beneficial placing 1-2 pillows under your knees.
– It is a good idea to place 2 pillows on either side of your waist to rest your arms and to keep you from turning onto your side.
6. Wound care:
– Before the surgeon removes surgical drain tubes, patients can take a sponge bath.
– After the surgeon removes surgical drain tubes, surgeons will put waterproof dressing so you can have a quick shower.
– Check waterproof dressing, make sure it is clean and dry all the time and do not water get into the wound at least 3-4 days after surgery
– Do not touch the wound directly after removing waterproof dressing.
– Use wooden cotton buds with normal saline to clean the wound and apply antibiotic cream twice a day.
– Surgeon will remove stitches in 7-10 days depending on the wound healing
– If there is any sign of infection or complications, please inform surgeons immediately.
– Scar cream, scar gel, or silicone sheet can be used 5-7 days after removing all stitches or as soon as the wound is recovered.
7. Abdominal compression garment:
– You must wear an abdominal compression garment for 24 hours at least 1-2 months after surgery or as long as the surgeon recommended.
– During the first 5 days after surgery, it is important not to engage in any activity which will elevate the blood pressure and possibly cause bruising or hematoma under the skin.
– Do not extend your body for at least 1 month.
– Avoid exercise for 6-8 weeks as it increases swelling and could alter the results of your surgery.
– Normal exercise or Light exercise, fast walking, and running is permitted 6 weeks after surgery.
– Do not lift any objects heavier than 5 kilos in the first 6 weeks.
– Avoid hot tubs or saunas at least 6 months after surgery.
– Do not participate in any contact sports for at least 6 months.
Risks and Complications:
General Risks & Complications:
– Complications of general anesthesia
– Blood Collection
– Deep Vein Thrombosis
– Keloid scar
– Poor wound healing
Risks and Complication of Belt Lipectomy:
– Swollen and color of skin changed
– Wound separation
– Skin Contour Irregularities
– Chance of Revision