What is Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)?
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ummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, cleans excess oil and skin. It also repairs the weakened or separated abdominal muscles in most cases and makes the abdominal profile soft and tight.

Exercise and weight control are all methods we use to reach flat and tight bellies. However, these methods are sometimes not sufficient to reach our goals.

Even people with normal body weight and a proportional body may have a saggy and loose abdomen appearance. The most common reasons for this are:

  • Aging
  • Extends
  • Pregnancy
  • Previous surgical interventions
  • Significant fluctuations in weight
What Cannot Tummy Tuck Surgery Do?

Tummy tuck surgery is not a suitable substitute for weight loss or exercise program.

Although the results of a tummy tuck surgery are technically persistent, the positive result can be greatly reduced with significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, it is recommended that people who plan a significant weight loss or women considering future pregnancy postpone the tummy tuck surgery.

A tummy tuck surgery cannot fix stretch marks, but if it’s located on excess skin areas to remove, they can be removed or the appearance may improve slightly.

Tummy Tuck Candidates

In general, you can be a good candidate for a tummy tuck if you have the following features:

  • If you are physically healthy and at a stable weight,
  • If you have realistic expectations,
  • If you do not smoke
  • If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of the abdomen,

The tummy tuck surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you shouldn’t get it done to fulfill someone else’s desires or to comply with any ideal image. If you only want it yourself, you should consider this surgery.

Recovery Process After Tummy Tuck Surgery

During the recovery of the tummy tuck surgery, dressings or bandages are applied to your cuts. Elastic bandages or surgical corsets can be worn on your body to minimize edema and increase skin elasticity.

A small thin tube can be temporarily placed under the skin to drain excess blood or fluid.

We will give you the following instructions including the things you should follow while the tummy tuck surgery is improving:

  • How to care for the surgical area and the drain
  • Medications that you need to apply by mouth or over the surgical field to help
  • heal and reduce the risk of infection.
  • Specific concerns in the surgical area or general health
  • When you should come to the post-operative examination.

Be sure to ask the following questions about what to expect during your personal recovery period:

  • Where will I be taken after my surgery is completed?
  • What medications will be given or prescribed after surgery?
  • Will I get a dressing / bandage after the operation? When will they be removed?
  • When will the stitches be removed?
  • How do i wash?
  • How long should I wear the bandages or corset?
  • When can I restart normal exercise and exercise?
  • When should I come for an examination for follow-up care?
Tummy Tuck Surgery Results

Tummy tuck surgery will not be very clear because the final results of the surgery are not fully upright until the edema and internal healing are completed initially.

In a week or two, you should stand upright, relying on your new thin profile.

Tummy tuck surgery will cause you to have a flatter, firmer abdominal contour proportional to your body type and weight.

Caution: If you have had abdominoplasty before, it may limit possible outcomes.

Traces After Tummy Tuck Surgery

In women who have had a cesarean section, existing scars can be included in the new wound.

After tummy tuck surgery scars are permanent. However, it decreases over time and becomes like a crack mark. Also, since it is made from places that can be stored in bikini and laundry, it will not be visible from outside at normal times.

Although good results are expected from your transaction, there is no guarantee. In some cases, it may not be possible to obtain optimal results with a single surgical procedure and another surgery may be required.

It is necessary to follow our instructions for the success of your surgery.

It is important that surgical incisions are not exposed to excessive force, wear, or movement during the healing period. I will give you specific instructions to care for yourself.

Tummy Tuck Surgery Procedure Steps

Tummy tuck surgery procedure includes the following steps:

Step 1 – Anesthesia

Medicines are given for your convenience during the surgical procedure. There are intravenous sedation or general anesthesia for options. During the inspections, we will determine what is suitable for you.

Step 2 – Incision

Complete Tummy tuck surgery requires a horizontal incision made in the area between the groin line and the navel.

The shape and length of the incision is proportional to the amount of excess skin. After excess abdominal skin is removed, the weakened abdominal muscles are repaired.

A second cut around the navel may be necessary to remove excess skin from the upper abdomen.

The upper abdominal skin is pulled down. Excess skin is cut and the remaining skin is sewn together. For the belly button, a hole is drilled again to the place we planned earlier. The belly button is thrown towards the surface and sewn in the position we planned.

Step 3 – Closing the Cuts

Seams, skin adhesives, tapes, or clips close skin incisions.

Step 4 – See Results

Tummy tuck surgery will result in a flatter, firmer abdominal contour proportional to your body type and weight.

Tummy Tuck Surgery Risks and Safety

The decision to have plastic surgery is extremely personal. You should compare the risks and potential complications of tummy tuck surgery with potential benefits in reaching your goals. You can only make this decision yourself.

You will be asked to sign approval forms to fully understand the risks and potential complications of tummy tuck surgery.

Tummy tuck surgery risks include:

  • Anesthesia risk
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation (seroma)
  • Weak wound healing
  • Skin loss
  • Drowsiness or other changes in skin sensation
  • Skin discoloration and / or swelling for a long time
  • Negative scar
  • Repeated laxity of the skin
  • Deep oily tissues on the skin may die (oily necrosis)
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Asymmetry
  • Unusual aesthetic result
  • Revision surgery opportunity
  • Persistent pain

These risks and others will be fully discussed before you have your consent. It is important to discuss all your questions with me directly.