Many men and women undergo a tummy tuck or other type of plastic surgery of the abdominal region to get rid of body fat and achieve an attractive six-pack. Abdominal surgery is also necessary for treating certain types of diseases and health problems, but the surgery itself often leaves prominent scars that take years to heal.
A London Surgeon recently completed abdominal surgery through the belly button using a laparoscopic surgery techniques, which meant the patient did not have to deal with the scars that are often made across the hip bone and pelvic region.
The surgeon used the single incision laparaoscopic surgery (SILS) approach that requires making a small cut (10 millimeters) in the naval so that a small camera and miniature surgical instruments into the abdominal area. SILS surgery is currently performed on patients who need to have their gall bladder or appendix removed, and proved to be successful for this particular abdominal surgery.
Tummy tucks and other types of abdominal surgery typically involve making three small cuts in the torso, and in some cases, an additional cut in the belly button. This allows the surgeon to ‘open’ up the enter the lower abdomen area from several angles, thereby improving overall results of the procedure. However, this technique involves relatively deep incisions that can take several months and even years to heal completely. Many patients that undergo abdominal surgery must also take precaution when exposed to sunlight, and use special products on the scars to promote the healing process.
Currently, the single-incision laparaoscopic surgical procedures take less than an hour to complete, a fraction of the time needed to perform traditional surgery of the abdominal or pelvic regions. According to consultant general surgeon Geoffrey Glazer of Wellington Hospital in London, SILS is an innovative step in surgical procedures of the abdomen, and may be an attractive option for those who are looking for minimally-invasive surgery options. (Source: MedicalNewsToday.com)