Dr. med. Dr. med.

Christina Irene
Günter

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

personal - trusting - passionate

International Center for
Plastic and Aesthetic Surgery

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Abdominoplasty

Abdominoplasty in Munich

Abdominoplasty also called Tummy Tuck

Abdominal Wall Reconstruction / Mini-Abdominoplasty / Lipo-Abdominoplasty

Due to Dr. med. Dr. med. Christina Irene Günter’s international activities and her cooperation with famous bariatric surgeons in Kuwait, one of her main areas of expertise in post-bariatric or body-shaping surgery, including abdominoplasty.

Weight and hormonal fluctuations, pregnancies, or sometimes simply increasing age, and menopause may cause the abdominal skin to become loose and sagging. Most women perceive the flabby skin as ugly and unattractive and start wearing swim-suits instead of bikinis if they go swimming at all. Men usually have no other choice than to wear their wrinkles with dignity. The straight abdominal muscles often start to separate after pregnancies and weight loss, leading to a so-called postpartum belly, also known as “mummy tummy.” These diverging muscles not only lead to aesthetic issues, but potentially also to functional problems, since the complicated balance of bipedal movement is impaired, causing back pain up to premature spinal column abrasion, and, in the worst case, to herniated discs. Neither excess skin nor separating muscles can be improved by physical exercise or a healthy diet, even though this is all too often propagated by enterprising people. In most cases, only a surgical correction offers a possible solution and leads to the desired result: aesthetically formed, flat, and firm abdominal contours, with functionally restored abdominal musculature!

Depending on the procedure’s extent and the desired result, there are several surgical methods: mini-abdominoplasty, abdominoplasty with muscle correction, and abdominoplasty with simultaneous liposuction. If both the skin and subcutaneous fatty tissue are sagging, and the abdominal musculature has separated and needs to be corrected, the classic abdominoplasty is the method of choice. 

Dr. med. Dr. med. Christina Irene Günter uses gentle surgical methods, taking care to only use short and easily hidden incisions. In an individual consultation, she will recommend the best course of treatment for your specific situation.

It goes without saying that your health is always given priority. Surgery that negatively affects your health or physical integrity is not recommended before any surgical procedure. It is essential to talk about the motivation for this kind of surgery, to discuss whether the desired result can be achieved, and to speak about possible limitations. Other important topics are alternative treatments, as well as potential adverse side effects and possible risks. 

Risks

As with any surgical procedure, abdominoplasty may lead to bruising (hematoma), secondary bleeding, swelling, wound healing disorders, infections, and wound dehiscence. Temporary numbness of the treated area may also occur. After surgery, a certain abdominal tightness may be experienced, which is a natural part of the healing process, and may last for several weeks.

If you decide on an abdominoplasty surgery, it is essential that you are cared for professionally and personally during the entire process. 

I attach great importance to perceiving, advising, and treating you as an individual, with all the facets of your personality. My many years of experience, expertise, empathy, and communication are central pillars of my therapeutic success. Intensive and personal post-treatment care is as much a focus of my work as the preparation and the treatment itself. After all, a perfect result can only be achieved by working together as a team. 

The most important facts on abdominoplasty surgery:

  • DURATION OF SURGERY: 1,5 to 3 h
  • ANESTHESIA: General anesthesia
  • HOSPITAL STAY: from 2 days
  • COSTS:: will be determined individually after the preliminary consultation, depending on the work involved
  • FOLLOW-UP TREATMENT: 3 to 6 weeks
  • REMOVAL OF SUTURES: not applicable
  • SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: after 1 to 2 weeks
  • PHYSICAL EXERCISE:: after 6 weeks
  • COMPRESSION CLOTHING: needs to be worn for 6 weeks

Mini-abdominoplasty

As the name already suggests, mini-abdominoplasty is a significantly smaller procedure compared to a complete abdominoplasty, involving only a tightening of the abdominal wall below the belly button. In an individual consultation, Dr. med. Dr. med. Christina Irene Günter will recommend the best course of treatment for your specific situation.

It goes without saying that your health is always given priority. Surgery that negatively affects your health or physical integrity is not recommended before any surgical procedure. It is essential to talk about the motivation for this kind of surgery, to discuss whether the desired result can be achieved, and to speak about possible limitations. Other important topics are alternative treatments, as well as potential adverse side effects and possible risks. 

Risks

As with any surgical procedure, a mini-abdominoplasty may lead to bruising (hematoma), secondary bleeding, swelling, wound healing disorders, infections, and wound dehiscence. Temporary numbness of the treated area may also occur. After surgery, a certain abdominal tightness may be experienced, which is a natural part of the healing process, and may last for several weeks.

The most important facts on mini-abdominoplasty surgery:

  • DURATION OF SURGERY: 1-2h
  • ANESTHESIA: General anesthesia
  • HOSPITAL STAY: 1 to 2 days
  • COSTS:: will be determined individually after the preliminary consultation, depending on the work involved
  • FOLLOW-UP TREATMENT: 3 to 6 weeks
  • REMOVAL OF SUTURES: not applicable
  • SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: after 1 to 2 weeks
  • PHYSICAL EXERCISE::  after 6 weeks
  • KOMPRESSIONSWÄSCHE: needs to be worn for 6 weeks

Abdominoplasty Combined with Liposuction

A combination treatment of abdominoplasty and liposuction may be particularly recommended for patients with undesirable fat deposits in the upper abdomen, hips, and flanks. Even if major abdominal surgeries have already been performed, this combination treatment may be the gentler surgical technique compared to the classic method.

It goes without saying that your health is always given priority. Surgery that negatively affects your health or physical integrity is not recommended before any surgical procedure. It is essential to talk about the motivation for this kind of surgery, to discuss whether the desired result can be achieved, and to speak about possible limitations. Other important topics are alternative treatments, as well as potential adverse side effects and possible risks. 

Risks

As with any surgical procedure, a combination of abdominoplasty and liposuction may lead to bruising (hematoma), secondary bleeding, swelling, wound healing disorders, infections, and wound dehiscence. Temporary numbness of the treated area may also occur. After surgery, a certain abdominal tightness may be experienced, which is a natural part of the healing process, and may last for several weeks.

The most important facts on abdominoplasty and liposuction combination surgery:

  • DURATION OF SURGERY: 2,5 – 4h
  • ANESTHESIA: General anesthesia
  • HOSPITAL STAY: 2 to 3 days
  • COSTS:: will be determined individually after the preliminary consultation, depending on the work involved
  • FOLLOW-UP TREATMENT: 6 weeks to 12 month
  • REMOVAL OF SUTURES: not applicable
  • SOCIAL ACTIVITIES: after 2 to 3 weeks
  • PHYSICAL EXERCISE:  after 6 weeks
  • COMPRESSION CLOTHINGneeds to be worn for 6 weeks
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