Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Abdominoplasty is the removal of excess skin and sagging in the abdomen by surgical procedures. This surgery, also called abdominoplasty, involves the removal of excess fat tissue along with the excess skin. Cracks that occur after pregnancy and weight gain and loss can also be removed with this surgery. During the operation, the abdominal wall muscles are tightened to create a flat and tense image. Especially in individuals experiencing intense weight loss, the skin in the abdomen may have a saggy and deformed appearance. In such cases, it is possible to remove the excess skin by applying tummy tuck surgery.

Before tummy tuck surgery is necessary to pay attention to whether the patients have pregnancy and weight loss plans. It is beneficial to perform the operation after pregnancy due to sagging and cracks that may occur after birth. Mothers who have just given birth may encounter undesirable situations such as sagging in the abdomen as a result of regaining the weight gained during pregnancy. Abdominoplasty is a very good option to eliminate such situations.

What is Tummy Tuck?

A tummy tuck is a flat and firm appearance of the abdomen using surgical techniques. Excess fat tissue and skin in the area are removed, giving the abdomen a taut appearance. Especially in individuals experiencing excessive weight loss, sagging and cracks due to weight gain and loss can be removed with this operation.

The skin in the abdominal region may become deformed over time due to pregnancy, excessive weight gain and loss. In addition to loosening and sagging, intense cracks may occur, especially in the part below the belly button. This situation can cause undesirable situations such as loss of self-confidence and negative body image in individuals. It is possible to apply for a tummy tuck operation in order to tighten the abdomen again and achieve an aesthetic appearance.

Abdominoplasty which will be performed by a plastic surgeon who is an expert in his field, involves reshaping the abdomen in accordance with the physical structure of the patient. An image is created that is suitable for patients and removes deformations. In this way, it becomes possible to have a more aesthetic appearance.

How is Abdominoplasty performed?

Abdominoplasty is performed by applying surgical techniques. For this reason, it is applied by a plastic surgeon who is an expert in his field. During the surgery, patients are kept under anesthesia so that they do not feel pain and suffering. Generally, patients are given sedation and general anesthesia is applied.

Before surgery, patients undergo a detailed examination. In this way, the most appropriate surgery plan is prepared for the patient. The shaping plan, which will be most suitable for the anatomical structure, is carried out together with the personal preferences of the patient. The skin, which is the lower part of the abdomen, usually in the area from the incision area to the navel, is stretched downwards in cesarean delivery. At the same time, saggy and cracked skin is removed with surgical techniques.

During the operation, the belly button is reconstructed to be placed in the appropriate position. Thanks to the surgical sutures placed on the abdominal wall, the abdominal muscles are tightened again. In this way, the loose appearance is replaced by a tight and flat image. If the patient has excessive fat, it is possible to remove this excess fat tissue with liposuction. Liposuction, which is the process of absorbing fats with vacuum devices called cannulas, ensures the destruction of excess fat tissue.

During the operation, the incisions opened in the abdomen are closed with aesthetic sutures. In this way, it is ensured that the aesthetic appearance is preserved. The operation takes an average of 3 hours, although it varies from patient to patient.

What Should Be Considered After Abdominoplasty?

After tummy tuck surgery, patients are taken to their rooms to rest. During recovery from anesthesia, the healthcare team consisting of doctors and nurses monitors the general condition of the patient. Patients are discharged if no complications develop after being kept in the hospital for 24-48 hours.

It is normal to have swelling and pain for a few days after the operation. This pain will be at a level that can be controlled with pain medications. After the operation, patients need to wear a special corset. This corset supports the abdominal region to achieve the desired image and contributes to more successful results. Generally, it is sufficient to wear a corset for an average of 30 days.

Patients can take a bath 2-3 days after the operation; If he does not work in a heavy job, it is possible to return to work 7-10 days later.