A flat tummy
Fat accumulates more readily in the abdomen than in any other part of the body. In women, the stretching caused by pregnancy also separates the abdominal muscles, increasing deformity in this area. Having a "flat tummy" without stretch marks helps achieve a graceful feminine figure and is a sign of a fit body. The abdominal wall is made up basically of three elements: skin, subcutaneous cell tissue with underlying fat and the muscle layer. Distortion in any of these three elements, alone or in combination, leads to greater or lesser deformity and therefore requires more or less complex treatment.
The most frequent surgical procedures are abdominal dermolipectomy and liposuction.
Liposuction is used when there is an accumulation of fat between the skin and the muscle layer. Abdominal dermolipectomy also allows the correction of weaknesses in the abdominal muscles and the removal of excess skin.
The choice of procedure does not depend exclusively on the wishes of the patient. Each technique has its recommended uses, advantages and drawbacks, which the patient should be aware of, understand, weigh up and accept.