Abdominal correction: tightening the stomach muscles
- Do you have firm skin but very weak abdominal muscles?
- Do you have excess fat around the stomach?
We can tighten your abdominal muscles through an incision in the navel or in line with the pubis.
Fat can be removed by liposculpture during the same operation.
Tightening the abdominal muscles
After pregnancy or sometimes just with age the abdominal muscle (rectus abdominis) separates at the middle of the stomach.
The rectus abdominis muscle or abdominal muscle provides movement and support to the trunk. The abdominal muscle runs from the sternum and the lower ribs to the pubis.
Slack abdominal muscles not only reduce muscle strength but can also lead to general abdominal prolapse. Abdominal exercises can help to make the muscle stronger but if the damage is more acute then it can only be corrected with surgery.
An abdominal muscle correction is only truly successful if your stomach not only looks beautiful but also feels tighter and firmer.
Tightening the abdominal muscles is also a very popular procedure at the Wellness Kliniek.
The procedure can be combined with:
The rectus abdominis, abdominal muscle can be corrected subcutaneously without removing any excess skin. The surgeon inserts fine instruments under the skin via a small incision in the area of the pubis. In this way he can tighten the slackened abdominal muscle "under the skin", which means there is minimal scarring.
Usually the skin sags at the lower stomach or the entire stomach. Sometimes there are stretch marks. If so it's then best to remove some excess skin to achieve the most beautiful result.
If skin is removed then this is a:
- A mini tummy tuck: also called mini-abdominoplasty or mini stomach correction.
- A full tummy tuck: also called a full abdominoplasty or a full stomach correction.
A mini tummy tuck is characterised by skin removal from the lower stomach. A full tummy tuck is a larger procedure which involves transposing the navel.
What do our patients say?
AbdominoplastyDelighted with Wellness Kliniek Treatment I had a complete pleasing experience with Wellness Kliniek. Everyone right from their receptionist, nurses, surgeons were friendly and helped me to stay calm and positive. Their friendly approaches have impressed me a lot and they continued their support even after the surgery. I feel very grateful to them.
AbdominoplastyDoctor who performed the treatment: Dr. Linda VisserI was very pleased with the clinic and staff. The clinic is spotlessly clean, in a convenient location in the town; all the staff were both English speaking and friendly. I had a full Tummy Tuck and Lower Eye Bag removal which went well. I have had some fluid retention issues with the Tummy Tuck, a known problem for some undergoing this procedure, and revisited the clinic to have this removed. The surgeon, Dr. Visser, was both efficient and reassuring. I would highly recommend the Wellness Clinic to anyone. The location in Genk is easy to get to from the UK via Eurostar from London to Brussels where a change of platforms to the Genk train making the journey smooth. The clinic is within half a mile of the station and there are several hotels within walking distance of both the station and clinic. If I were to undergo further plastic surgery then I would not hesitate to go back to the Wellness Clinic.