Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
What Is Tummy Tuck?
Rapid and excessive weight gain and loss or deterioration of the muscles and skin structure in the abdominal area after the post-pregnancy period and sagging as a result of it cause problems due to aesthetic concerns, in some people although it differs from person to person.
Abdominoplasty is a method applied to eliminate these sagging with aesthetic concerns. Tummy tuck surgeries are performed under general anesthesia and the length of hospital stay is one to three days and the post hospital period is approximately one month.
The point to be considered here is to understand that abdominoplasty is not a weight loss surgery. In order for tummy tuck surgeries to be performed successfully, the person must be at his/her ideal weight. In addition, if pregnancy is involved, at least one year must have passed after birth for this surgery to be performed.
Who Is Suitable for Tummy Tuck Surgery?
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 also a preferred type of plastic surgery after birth, is applied to people whose body has been deformed. After such situations, people with abdominal skin and muscle structure, who do not return to their normal and tight state spontaneously, can easily return to their old form. Abdominoplasty surgery is aimed at patient candidates who do not have chronic conditions and are suitable for anesthesia.
Those who are not overweight,
Those with loose abdominal tissue and low subcutaneous adipose tissue,
Those who are uncomfortable with saggy skin,
Those who complain about their cracks can also be nominated for this procedure.
Who Is Abdominoplasty Not Suitable For?
In the cases of;
Having previous abdominal surgery, using, blood thinners,
Having hematological or thromboembolic medical problems,
Having concomitant diseases that cannot tolerate the surgery,
Having a pregnancy plan within one year,
Having diabetes disease and smoking
increase the risk of complications related to surgery.
How Does the Process Progress In Tummy Tuck Surgery?
Depending on the shape of the deformity, abdominoplasty surgery can be performed in different techniques. Sometimes, better results are observed when combined with liposuction. In those with excessive skin and subcutaneous adipose tissue and sagging, the navel hole site may need to be rearranged and created. The wound is almost always planned to coincide with the cesarean section scar and the scar is kept in underwear or swimsuit.
It takes between 6 months and 1 year for the scar, which is the longer form of the cesarean scar, to take its final form.
The patient should not lift heavily in the first one month after the operation and should pay attention to the use of corsets.