Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Surgery in Turkey

Tummy tuck surgery is the operation of removing theexcess fat tissue along with the excess skin in the abdomen and tightening the muscles on the anterior abdominal wall.

Abdominoplasty can be performed in combination with liposuction or alone in people who have excess weight in the abdomen, and whose skin is too loose and saggy for liposuction alone.

Abdominoplasty surgery can be combined with several different aesthetic operations.

Abdominoplasty surgery is performed to remove excess fat and the excess sagging skin on the abdominal skin. There may be excess fat tissue and skin on the abdominal region at the same time. Excessive weight gain and rapid weight loss, gaining a lot of weight during pregnancy are the main causes of excess fat and skin around the area.

Abdominoplasty, technically called abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that can reduce sagging in the abdomen and strengthen the abdominal wall muscles, revealing a more fit and smooth abdomen. Apart from this, especially after multiple pregnancies, not only excess fat and skin occurs in this region, but also the structures that limit the abdominal cavity, which we call the anterior abdominal wall, which limits our internal organs, also stretch and become loose, creating a cambered appearance.

Who is a good candidate?

The ideal candidates for tummy tuck are people with problem areas on their bodies that diet and exercise do not benefit from. A tummy tuck is not a weight loss procedure. It serves to benefit people who want to improve the appearance of the abdomen; does not completely change the volume and shape of the abdomen.

Many women, especially those who have had pregnancy, may experience the vertical separation of the abdominal muscles and wall, popularly known as an umbilical hernia. This condition can only be corrected with surgery. With tummy tuck surgery, it provides the abdomen to its pre-pregnancy state and strengthens the abdominal wall.

Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Risky?

All surgical operations carry certain risks. Abdominoplasty also gives very good results when performed by a doctor experienced in this field. As in all surgical operations, there are risks arising from anesthesia and some risks specific to surgery in tummy tuck surgery.Risks of tummy tuck surgery 

  • 1. Wound infection,
  • 2. Accumulation of blood or body fluid during the operation, this risk can be minimized by the drains used during the operation.
  • 3. Blood coagulation; This risk is minimized by ensuring that patients get up and walk early, with varicose stockings and with the help of some medications.
  • 4. Wounds do not heal well; This risk is minimized by not smoking during the periods determined by the doctor before and after the surgery. Patients with genetically poor wound healing or diabetes are at greater risk of poor healing of wounds.

Before Abdominoplasty Operation

  • 1. Before the tummy tuck surgery, the surgeon and the patient should have a consultation including a detailed examination, the patient’s expectations and the technique that the surgeon will use should be explained.
  • 2. Before the operation, a number of analyzes and tests will be requested to see if it is suitable for surgery, and then it will be evaluated by the physician.
  • 3. Smokers should stop smoking at least 2 weeks before tummy tuck surgery in order to improve the quality of the recovery period and avoid bleeding problems.

Tummy Tuck Operation

Abdominoplasty is a procedure that takes an average of 2.5 – 3 hours under general anesthesia.The scar line is a slightly longer incision at the level of the cesarean section mark which can be hidden easily under the underwear. The excess skin and fat layer is cut in an ellipse shape and removed and the navel is reconstructed.

If the cracks in the skin are below the navel level, the tummy tuck surgery can also get rid of the cracks.

If there is looseness or separation in the muscles of the abdominal wall, the repair of the muscles can be done during this surgery.

What is Mini Abdominoplasty?

The techniques to be used in tummy tuck surgeries vary depending on the skin structure of the person, the elasticity of the abdominal skin, the degree of sagging in the skin and the degree of relaxation in the abdominal wall muscles.

A mini tummy tuck is a good option for patients who have excess weight in the abdomen, whose skin is too loose to perform liposuction alone, but who is too tense to require a full tummy tuck. Mini tummy tuck is a frequently preferred method in patients who are not overweight, as it causes shorter scars and faster post-operative recovery.

In the mini tummy tuck procedure, excess fat is removed from the entire abdomen and waist area, excess skin under the navel is removed, but no stretching is performed on the part above the navel.

Post-Op Period

  • 1. It will be sufficient for the patient to stay in the hospital for one day after the operation.
  • 2. After the surgery, there will be pain that can be controlled with painkillers.
  • 3. After the patient goes home, he can spend the recovery period comfortably with the painkillers recommended by his doctor.
  • 4. After the operation, a drain is placed to take out the blood that will accumulate between the skin and the muscle.
  • 5. The patient can easily return to work and daily life within two weeks.6. After the operation, as in every surgical operation, a scar will remain, but it will lose its clarity in 3-6 weeks and will become very little visible in 6-9 months.