In some situations an abdominoplasty may not be appropriate and an alternative procedure is an apronectomy.
This procedure is the simple removal of the excess abdominal which forms the overhanging abdominal apron. The surgery involves less elevation of abdomen . Classically the umbilicus is not moved.
The simple excess and subcutaneous fat from the abdominal apron is removed and the wound is closed.
This generates less potential dead space and therefore less potential collections of serious fluid (seroma) or blood (haematoma). This is a good operation for patients who have lost a significant amount of weight but whose Body Mass Index (BMI) is still elevated above the normal range (18.5 – 25).
We are happy to assess you and advise you which procedure would be ideal for you.