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The connective tissue in the abdomen, which is responsible for the skin's elasticity, consists of a network of collagen fibres. During pregnancy, the connective tissue is severely overstretched and leads to injuries in the form of cracks in the subcutaneous tissue. This leads to visible bluish reddish stripes across the abdomen, caused by the translucent blood vessels beneath the surface of the thin skin. The colors of the cracks after reaching the maximum distension fade after a few months. Scars that go to only very hard again completely stay behind.

Operate the stretch marks

The removal of skin and fatty tissue in the context of a tummy tuck via a skin incision, which runs slightly curved horizontal on the pubic hair. Cutting length and extent depend on the extent of the to treated area on the lower abdomen... The scar is usually in the Bikini area and is thus discreetly hidden under the bath or underwear.

A further cut is performed directly on the belly button unless this should be not with models or transferred. The whole abdominal wall is in the connection until detached to the lower margin of the Rippenbogens on the ceiling of the abdominal muscle and then moved down. The excess of skin with the stretch marks is removed in an elliptical shape and fixed again with auto-dissolving sutures after inserting of the navel. The abdominal ceiling can be tightened again with special seams. As another effect, the pubic mound can be streamlined through surgery again.

The method is suitable for the following applications:

  • The unwanted stretch marks are located in the operable bottom area of the abdomen, the excess of skin is cut away from the
  • The tummy tuck is taken as an option into account (E.g. excess skin after diet)
  • A long recovery phase with 5-to 7-day hospital stay and week-long restrictions (wearing a bodice...) can be scheduled

Stretch mark laser

The laser is used selectively in areas of the skin, so that always healthy tissue is as close as possible to the areas. The affected skin areas are illuminated with a high-energy pulse light after a matched pattern. The healing can take place through the process more quickly, it requires only local anesthesia in contrast to the variant with the surgical procedure and must schedule also no inpatient hospital stay. After treating only a redness and swelling occur within completely disappeared from 2 to 4 days. The laser beams penetrate the skin and stimulate the formation of collagen there. Old, damaged tissue is transported through the body and stimulates the formation of new tissue and collagen. The treated area fades the strain and stretch marks, so that they are less to recognize. The result is a smoother skin with uniform pigmentation through the fading.

Alternative: grind off stretch marks

With this method, only the appearance of the skin is improved. The skin becomes smoother and firmer, the structure of stretch marks is thus but not away. For an improvement in skin texture, the skin at the points structure is polished. Active substances in the skin are brought by means of Electroporation (electrochemical removal) of the skin, which are supposed to help heal the damaged skin. While the collagen in the skin to be, rebuilt again which in turn leads to a more beautiful complexion and more elasticity. According to skin type and age, the result can be better or worse.

The procedure carries the risk of allergies when Liposomes, Modelage and collages also vitamins, proteins, and other additives are used. In addition sessions over a period of several weeks are required for a successful 3-6. Then, one must repeat the treatment every 6-8 weeks. The costs from EUR 100.00 per session, if you want to buy a private device.

Other alternative methods for the treatment of stretch marks

Creams can positively impact the scarring back with vitamin-A acid. Also a cryotherapy or treatment with trichloroacetic acid can improve the appearance of skin scars with excess skin or meat indentations.

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Price - cost in euro: 

6500 - 8000

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Operation kind

General anesthesia

Operation duration

up to 3 hours

Cutting length

approx. 20-40 cm in the lower part of the belly, sucked. "Bikini cut"

Remote weight

Flaps of skin can weigh up to 10 kg

Care

Compression bandage for at least 2-3 months (day and night)

Result

assess at the earliest after 3 months (usually after 1 year), as swelling can persist as long

Ability to work

Depending on the type and quantity of the distance: about 2 to 6 weeks

Risks

  • Circulatory disorders that result would be on excessive margins of the skin
  • Infection, haemorrhage
  • Sensory disturbances in the operated area (injured nerves)
  • Tearing the muscle seams (with increased cough)

Durability

Depending on the management of lifestyle, may be also permanently

Health insurance

assumes the costs only for strong health problems rarely

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Prior to surgery:

  • 10 Days before any blood-thinning agents
  • 10 Days before no cigarette and alcohol consumption
  • Forego hormone medications or birth control pills

After the surgery:

  • Movement of the legs in the hospital bed, just 1 day after surgery
  • For several weeks, apply compression bodice
  • Shower 2 weeks avoid no sunlight and hot tubs and saunas for a few months,
  • 3 Months no sports or other heavy physical work
  • Abstain from cigarettes and alcohol for several weeks

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