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Regarding the possibilities of aesthetic improvement of the male and female abdomen, genetic limitations, the importance of conduct in the developmental age, the importance of training intensity, low-calorie Diet, etc. should be taken into consideration.
However, if a simply dry abdomen is important for women, a real six-pack is required for men. Let’s see how.
Physical Culture of the Abdomen
Let’s start by specifying that abdominal training is not trivial, each of the various groups has a different aesthetic function.
A work of tone, not volume, on the obliques will help slim down the waistline. The transverse tone work will bring the belly “inward” and limit post-prandial visceral expansion.
It can therefore be said that physical culture can do a lot for both male and female abdomen, with a level program that includes work in the weight room and a low-calorie diet.
The only limitations of this approach can occur following sudden weight loss or post pregnancy. In fact, even in the abdomen, when you go from obesity/overweight to normal weight/thinness, or when you go through pregnancy, there is the phenomenon of sagging skin – that is, the epidermis is unable to shrink as quickly as it loses weight. In young subjects, this phenomenon resolves itself within a couple of years, perhaps with the help of creams and lotions, and “filling” the area with muscle volume gained with anaerobic muscle-building exercises. However, it is not always possible to obtain a definitive result. That is, the skin can still remain annoyingly sagging.
Another problem, which however concerns almost exclusively males, is the fact that the male hormonal pattern tends to accumulate and keep fat in the abdomen (android overweight), which is the last to be defined during a diet. More extreme cases are not resolved even with specific supplements: an unpleasant localized adiposity always remains. For these cases, therefore, surgical resolution is required through specific interventions.
Cosmetic Surgery for the Abdomen
The specific cosmetic surgery to remove excess, sagging skin on the abdomen is called abdominoplasty. The operation to remove localized fat is instead called liposculpture.
Abdominoplasty is the operation that eliminates the “abdominal apron” which, after sudden weight loss or pregnancy, appears with excess skin (cutis and subcutis).
Often, in these cases, there is also a failure of the rectus abdominis muscles, which will be put back in tension with stitches, to tighten them towards the midline, thus also reducing the “waist size”.
A cut is made above the pubis which will be longer or shorter depending on the amount of skin to be removed, and it may be necessary to reposition the navel.
The operation takes place under local anesthesia with deep sedation or with general anesthesia lasting 2/3 hours. It requires hospitalization for 1/2 days and rest at home for about a week. The return to work will take place slowly in about two weeks, within which time the bruising and edema will also disappear. An elastic-compressive girdle will be worn for about a month to recompact the skin without forming folds.
Liposculpture is the evolution of the old liposuction, which was done with large cannulas; in liposculpture, excess fat is aspirated with 2 to 4 mm cannulas, after having infiltrated the area with a solution of cold physiological liquid, mixed with anesthetic and vasoconstrictors.
With this technique you can remove from a few pounds up to a few pounds of fat. Usually the fat is removed, but it can also be used to fill depressed areas of the body or to augment the cheekbones, buttocks and breasts (lipofilling). The medical operator will take care not to perform a simple flat and general aspiration, but to move according to lines that shape the abdomen.
It is useful, as I said, for the removal of localized and limited fat deposits, but Not replaces general weight loss; that is, liposculpture should not be understood as a substitute for diet and physical activity. The subject needs to first lose weight and achieve a healthy weight, then he will revise the results with liposculpture and, if necessary, also with abdominoplasty.
Interestingly, since liposculpture removes fat cells, the fat lost in the removed area should never return. This is a very important notion. It will obviously be possible to gain weight but the fat will be distributed in a slightly different way.
Returning to the intervention itself, it is carried out in the clinic for the smallest adjustments with local anesthesia with solution, or in day hospital for the most important jobs with general anesthesia. As already explained, work in the clinic greatly reduces costs.
The stitches from the small incisions dissolve on their own or come off after a week (depending on the thread used); bruising and swelling fade and disappear within two weeks. It is very important to wear a special elastic-compressive girdle for a month, to give the skin time to re-compact itself without forming folds as for abdominoplasty.
In summary, through physical culture (training, diet and possible integration) it will be possible to achieve a lean abdomen. The final result, however, may not be satisfactory, as sagging skin may remain (due to heavy weight loss or pregnancies) and/or localized adiposity (small bearings in the lower abdomen). If treatment does not resolve the problem, surgery via abdominoplasty and/or liposculpture may be used.