Tummy Tuck (Abdomınoplasty)

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Tummy Tuck (Abdomınoplasty)

Abdominoplasty is a surgical operation in which excess fat and sagging skin in the middle and lower abdomen are removed and the abdominal muscles are strengthened.Overweight people should lose  weight as much as possible before this surgery.Abdominoplasty can be combined with correction surgeries for other body contours.

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Tummy Tuck (Abdomınoplasty)

Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a sagging abdomen after pregnancy or weight loss, if you complain that the sagging does not go away even if you do sports, if you are not overweight and you want to live with a flat stomach, you are a candidate for abdominoplasty.

If you smoke, you should take a break from 2 weeks before to 2 weeks after surgery. If you are using blood thinners such as aspirin, you should stop before surgery. A drawing will be made to plan the details of the pre-operative operation, and then the pre-operative process will be completed with the necessary photo shoots for the comparison of the pre- and post-operative period.

The operation is started by making an incision on the so-called bikini area, which can be hidden under underwear. A second incision is made around the navel according to the surgeon's preference. Excess skin and fat tissue in the abdomen are removed. The operation is completed after the sutures that gather the abdominal muscles are placed. The scars remain completely in the bikini area. Over time, the scars fade and turn into skin color. Since the sagging skin is removed during the surgery, the cracks that occur during pregnancy are removed.

In order to reduce the tension in the abdomen in the postoperative period, you will be provided to lie in a position with the lower back 45 degrees above. The corset to be applied to your abdomen will also help reduce tension. You can move around in bed. By gradually making the bed position straight, your abdominal area will be prepared for tension. The average hospital stay is 2-3 days.

The first week is the rest period at home. For the first few days, you can take a half shower without getting the incision area wet. You can return to your social life and work within 2 weeks. You should avoid heavy sports in the first 2 months. You should leave it for 2 months in activities such as sunbathing, sauna, solarium. If you have holiday plans, it will be useful to act accordingly.

In cases where there is no problem in the upper abdomen, the condition of the abdominal muscles is good, and the degree of sagging is low, a more minimal tummy tuck surgery is preferred, in which no intervention is made instead of the belly button and therefore its location is not changed. In this surgical method, the patient recovers faster, is discharged in a shorter time, and returns to work and social life in a shorter time

It is often done together with liposuction. It can be combined with other surgeries provided that it is not too heavy, but it should be noted that this will prolong the duration of the surgery.