Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
What is Tummy Tuck?
Rapid and excessive weight gain or loss or after the post-pregnancy period, the deterioration of the muscles and skin structure in the abdomen and the formation of sagging as a result cause problems caused by aesthetic concerns in some people, although it differs from person to person. Abdominoplasty is a method used to remove these sagging with aesthetic concerns. Tummy tuck surgeries are performed under general anesthesia, and the hospital stay takes 1-3 days and the post-hospital period is approximately 1 month.
The point to be noted here is that it is understood that abdominoplasty is not a weight loss surgery. In order for tummy tuck surgeries to be performed successfully, the person must be at their ideal weight. In addition, if pregnancy is in question, at least 1 year must have passed after birth before this surgery can be performed.
Who is Eligible for Abdominoplasty?
Individuals who have sagging in the abdomen due to reasons such as pregnancy, heredity, aging and excessive weight loss are among the suitable candidates for abdominoplasty. Abdominoplasty, which is a type of aesthetic surgery that is preferred after birth, is applied to people whose bodies have been deformed. After such situations, people with abdominal skin and muscle structure that do not spontaneously return to their normal and tense state can easily regain their former form. Abdominoplasty surgery is for patient candidates who do not have chronic diseases and are suitable for anesthesia. Those who are not overweight, those with loose abdominal tissue and low subcutaneous fat tissue, those who are disturbed by skin sagging, and those who complain of stretch marks can also be nominated for this procedure.
Who Is Abdominal Lift Surgery Not Suitable For?
Having previous abdominal surgery, use of blood thinners, hematological or thromboembolic medical problems, co-morbidities that cannot afford the surgery, a pregnancy plan within 1 year, diabetes mellitus and smoking, the risk of complications due to surgery increases.
How Does the Process Proceed in Abdominoplasty?
Abdominoplasty surgery can be performed with different techniques depending on the shape of the deformity. Sometimes better results are observed when combined with liposuction. In those with excessive skin and subcutaneous fat tissue and sagging, it may be necessary to rearrange and reconstruct the navel area. The wound site is almost always planned to coincide with the cesarean section mark, and the scar is ensured to remain in underwear or swimwear. It takes between 6 months and 1 year for the scar, which is the longer form of the cesarean section scar, to take its final form. The patient should not lift heavy weights in the first month after the operation and should pay attention to the use of corsets.