lipectomie définition


Abdominal lipectomy involves excision of excessive skin and fat from the abdomen, along with the adipose tissue, by which the abdominal wall become firm, if there is flabbiness of the abdominal muscles.
The excess of skin and adipose tissue usually appears after pregnancies, drastic weight losses, or gynecological operations.


Abdominal lipectomy is a surgical procedure that must be prepared.
In some cases, additional weight loss is necessary before surgery, to improve future results but also to reduce the risks of surgery.
Strong smoking is not compatible with this type of intervention. Stop smoking is highly recommendated.



It is performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately 1:30.
Hospitalization is usually for 1 day.

An abdominal girdle will be worn during 6 weeks.
Local care (dressings) is required every 48 hours for 15 days.

Scars are the numbers of two: the first is suprapubic as a caesarean scar, but wider since it is extended to the iliac crests. The second is located around the umbilicus.


ventre abimé flétri

Abdominal lipectomy is appropriate for patients who have undergone massive weight loss and extreme degrees of lower abdominal skin, flabby skin. The procedure is to remove excess fat located between the umbilicus and the pubis.

incision lipectomie abdominale

The intervention begins with a horizontal incision in the fold of the belly and an incision around the ombilic. These incisions will provok detachment and keep the umbilicus in place.

décollement chirurgie du ventre

The entire abdominal skin is lifted with a liposuction to thin the sus umbilical of the abdomen.

plastie des muscles grands droit

Then the excess skin and inferior fat is removed. The muscular wall can be repaired if there is a distension of the abdominal muscles (diastasis of the rectus muscles).

lifting du ventre

Belly skin is then redraped by pulling it down, it will be fixed to the muscular plane by a special technique, “the Superior High Voltage.”

lipectomie abdominale Clinique Argonay

An incision is made to bring out the umbilicus that will keep its original position. The sutures are made using threads totally resorbables. A surgical compression girdle is placed at the end of the intervention.



Post-operative abdominal lipectomy is very simple. The operation is painless, but tiring. A rest period is essential. Reduced to 15 days for partial abdominal lipectomies (abdominal lifting), this rest period is increased from 3 to 4 weeks in conventional lipectomies.

The main risk of this procedure is the occurrence of phlebitis, wearing compression stockings will be mandatory. We will associate a preventive treatment of phlebitis by subcutaneous injections, for an average of 15 days.


The result of an abdominal lipectomy is assessed 1 year after surgery. This is the time that is necessary for the abdominal skin to lose its swelling and scars to be mature.



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