2 to 4 Weeks to return to work
Anesthesia Risks, Bruising, Bleeding, Infection, Seroma
Skin Discoloration, Necrosis, Healing Problem, Skin Loss, Numbness, Asymmetry, Suture Ruptures, Unsatisfactory Results, Scarring
2 to 3 Months
Hidden under bikini line
Vaser Liposuction, Lower Back Lift, Upper Back Lift
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
As a result of birth or excessive weight loss, sagging and cracks in the abdominal skin and loosening of the abdominal wall muscles surrounding the abdominal organs occur. Besides, with advancing age, fat accumulation occurs in the abdominal area. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that corrects the appearance of the deformed abdomen by tightening the abdominal wall muscles as well as stretching the sagging and cracked abdominal skin.
The elasticity of the abdominal skin, the degree of sagging in the skin, and the degree of relaxation in the abdominal wall muscles are crucial factors in planning the surgery of patients who apply for abdominoplasty. The procedures to be performed are decided by considering these factors. Surgeries such as mini-abdominoplasty or liposuction, which are simpler procedures, may be considered for people who do not have excess sagging and cracks in the abdominal skin. In tummy tuck surgery, the skin and subcutaneous fat tissues up to the navel are completely removed in the form of an ellipse with an incision made under the panty line. The skin above the navel is freed up to the ribs and pulled down. The loosened muscles and the abdominal wall are stretched. In this operation, liposuction is also applied to the sides of the waist in the majority of patients. As a result of the surgery, a suture line is formed at the level of the cesarean section scar, but extending towards the pelvis on both sides.
Women who want to have a tummy tuck surgery should plan this surgery after the deliveries if they plan to have a baby in the future. Because, if the patient gives birth after this surgery, the abdominal skin and abdominal wall muscles will be deformed again during pregnancy. In addition to these, if a person who is planned to have a tummy tuck surgery is overweight, he/she is preferred to lose weight and reach their ideal weight. In this way, the maximum level can be reached in results that can be obtained from abdominoplasty surgery. Smoking is one of the factors that negatively affect wound healing in tummy tuck surgery. Patients are recommended to quit smoking, preferably 3 weeks before surgery. It is crucial for the patient to stay away from smoking before and after the operation.
Tummy tuck surgery is a procedure that takes 2.5-3 hours on average. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. The patient can return home the next day of the Tummy tuck surgery after staying in the hospital the same day or overnight. Tummy tuck recovery period occurs over a period of six months or more. The scar of the suture applied in tummy tuck surgery is a scar hidden in the panties. This scar is more red and noticeable, especially in the first months. In a period of eight months to a year, the suture scar fades and gets the color of the skin. Although gentle exercises are recommended after the second postoperative week, heavy exercise and sports should be avoided for three months.
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