Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Surgery in Turkey
Abdominal skin sagging, which requires abdominal stretching surgery, usually occurs in women. However, in men as a result of excessive weight gain, sagging is due to deformation of the abdomen and belly skin and muscles. The most important factor in women can be previous pregnancy.
Significant weight loss also causes the abdominal skin to loosen and sag. If stomach lubricated and the muscles are opened and saggy, it is possible to get a whole new look with abdominal aesthetics, tummy tuck “abdominoplasty” surgery.
With abdominal stretching surgery, the widening front wall of the abdomen is narrowed at the end of pregnancy, the abdominal muscles, which are loosened and opened between, are tightened, and excess of the dangling abdominal skin is taken with body fat.
How is abdominoplasty performed?
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) surgery can take 2-5 hours depending on the procedure. An incision line is often made that can be hidden under underwear and remains 8–10 cm below the belly and over the pubis hairy area.
After the operation one or two tubes called dren are placed to remove excess fluid stored in the abdoman area. Immediately after abdominal stretching surgery, the appropriate corset is worn in the operating room.
What should be considered before abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) surgery?
You may need to stop smoking two weeks before the abdominal stretching surgery. Don’t stay in sun in long term. Beware of using vitamin E and aspirin during this period and avoid severe dietary regimens before surgery. A cold or another infection could cause the surgery to be postponed. Your surgeon may need to take photo shoots for the assessment of preoperative and after-operative will be completed.
The elasticity of the abdominal skin, the degree of drooping in the skin and the degree of relaxation in the abdominal wall muscles are very important factors in the planning of abdominal stretching operation. These factors help to decide with the degree of the operation. Not have too many sagging and cracks in the abdomen mini abdominoplasty or liposuction which are simpler procedures can be considered.
Classic abdominoplasty is usually applied in cases where there is a large amount of fat on the abdominal wall and the elasticity of the skin of the abdomen is severely reduced and saggy.
Can I get pregnant after abdominal aesthetics?
This surgery does not prevent you from becoming pregnant, nor does it cause a irritation during pregnancy. But after the birth, your stomach will loosen up a little bit again.
When can I have tummy tuck surgery after childbirth?
The ideal time for mothers in tummy tuck is the end of the first year. During this time mother loses weight and the degree of sagging and cracks is revealed. However if a pregnancy is planned very recently it is also worth delaying this surgery.
When is the best time for surgery in those with abdominal deformation as a result of weight gain and loss?
It is useful to perform your tummy tuck at the end of the weight loss process so it is possible to see and treat the entire deformation.
Can I have a second abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)?
About a year after your previous surgery, you can have abdominal stretching surgery safely for the second time. But in this second surgery, if you want to remove your body fat we remind you that very limited fat can be obtained from the abdomen and lumbar area.
How soon can I go back to my normal life after abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) surgery?
In the first few days after abdominal stretching surgery the abdominal area will be swollen. It is also normal to have pain and discomfort that can be deal with taking medication. Drenas placed during surgery are usually 3.-5. days. Depending on the surgical procedure it is rarely spent one day in the hospital and rarely for a few days.
Although there is difficulty in standing upright at the beginnin.The reaction of the joints, dressings, bathing and corset use depends on the condition of the patient and the surgeon’s preferences in surgery and will be planned in the postoperative period.
After a tummy tuck operation, it may take several weeks to return to old activities. This process takes even shorter if the patient’s physical condition is good and has strong abdominal muscles. Exercise will positively affect the healing process, reduce the swelling that occurs, reduce the risk of blood clot selots and help to gain abdominal muscle tone. But especially tight exercise programs that will force the abdominal muscles; it is postponed until the period when they can easily do so.
The scars due to tummy tuck surgery will appear red for the first 3-6 months, but over time it will become less pronounced. However, these marks do not adversely affect patients as they are always under underwear and bikinis.
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