This is a procerdure to tighten the abdominal skin.This skin becomes loose especially after pregnancy. The skin stretching causes stretch marks- a permanent damage to the skin. This may make the skin look wrinkled and wobbly. Exercise can not tighten the skin as the skin itself has no muscles. The lower part has to be removed and the skin tightened. The belly button will have to be relocated as it can not be pulled down too much. The scar is located in the lower most area. This can be decided based on the patient request. In addition to skin removal, liposuction is also done. Recovery period is fast. Hospital stay is about 1- ½ days. In about 10- 14 days- normal life is possible.
Genital Surgery Hymenoplasty
A procedure meant to create a mucosal ( pink skin) fold that will mimic the hymen. This part is not a functional part. the goal of surgery is to create a fold similiar to what exists. This is done as a day case or out patient procedure. The scars are nearly impossible to see. Wounds heal in 2-3 weeks time.
Pelvic floor repair
The pelvic floor is the area behind the vagina. This area can get damaged at the time of natural or assisted (episotomy) delivery. The result is occasionally abnormal communication between the 2 cavities, a feeling of looseness, inability to control the bowels etc. The repair involves re opening the skin, identifying the muscles and then stitching them in position, and then closing the area in a way as to restore the appearance and function.
This is a technique where in a planned fat removal is done to enhance shape. The fat removal is planned to restore the natural curves of the area. The result becomes obvious as skin tightens. Can be done on day care basis. Liposculpture is possible where the estimated skin tone is good. Presence of stretch marks means skin tightening may be poor.
When the skin undergoes stretch by the fat content it causes the whole area to sag down. One method of making the skin tight is by removing the loose skin and making the area tight. This is called tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty. Some people try to tighten the skin by exercises ( crunches etc). Since skin has no muscles, this has no effect on the skin. This procedure is less frequent in males as the skin stretch is slow and with fat reduction, the skin tightens reasonably well. Only if this does not happen, a surgery is required.
Liposuction is an alternative that can help decrease the weight but may not achieve significant results in terms of shape and reduction. It can be considered when scar is an issue or when only a small change is required. This is preferred by men who desire a good shape. Some are fit and have tried a lot of excercise. Others are unable to have a fitness program. Liposuction involves making small openings and then sucking the fat out. No deeper structures are involves in the surgery. The skin shrinks over a few months.
Occurs mostly in males. This is more likely in hairy individuals who travel a lot. The exact cause is not known. A small wound is seen in the lower back , in the fold between the buttocks. The wound may heal and then open up again. The cause may be hair entering into the skin, but this can not be proven. The only way of treating is by removing the sinus. The sinus means a blind tunnel that needs to be completely removed. The tunnel can have branches and leaving one of these branches can cause a recurrence. prevention involves trimming the skin in the fold regularly.