Abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure in which excess fat and sagging skin in the anterior part of the abdomen are removed and the abdominal muscles are stretched. These cracks are usually seen in sudden weight changes and pregnancy. The purpose of tummy tuck surgery is to remove stretch marks, remove abdominal fat, and restore the ideal appearance of the abdomen after the operation. The duration of tummy tuck surgery varies between 2 and 4 hours. The sutures of the operated patient are removed in 10-15 days depending on the healing process. Patients can leave the hospital after one night under our supervision and can return to work after 2 to 4 weeks.
Our surgeons advise our patients to wear a corset for a certain period of time after tummy tuck surgery and to stay away from exercise for a while. After tummy tuck surgery, a slight scar will remain. Since this scar will fade over time after a certain period of time and the location of the surgical scars will be determined according to the preferred underwear model, it will not pose any problems for the patients.
Who can have tummy tuck surgery?
Full tummy tuck surgery is applied to people who have experienced excessive weight change or have given birth. If the patient has excess skin on the upper side of the navel, and a fold forms on the lower side of the navel while sitting, as much as he can hold with his hand, this means that the patient is suitable for tummy tuck surgery. People who are not overly obese for tummy tuck surgery, those whose abdominal fat does not melt despite diet and sports, those who have sagging, loosening and cracks in the abdomen after losing weight, those who have a large abdomen even if they did not give birth, those who have sagging, loosening and cracking due to pregnancy, those who have sagging, loosening and cracked bodies in aesthetic dimensions. However, those who have abdominal fat are suitable for tummy tuck surgery. People who do not have any health problems that prevent tummy tuck surgery can easily undergo tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty). If the patient does not have excess skin, if there is only a little lubrication, if the abdominal wall is loosened due to birth and weight change, endoscopic tummy tuck surgery is preferred. If the excess skin and fat accumulates only in the lower part of the navel, mini tummy tuck surgery is performed.
What should we do before tummy tuck surgery?
As with all surgeries, there are some things you should pay attention to right before the tummy tuck surgery. One of these is quitting smoking. Because smoking slows down blood circulation and prolongs the healing time of surgical wounds. In the last week of the operation, you should definitely stop using blood thinners and drugs that will adversely affect anesthesia. It will be important to plan accordingly in advance so that women’s special days do not coincide with the date of surgery.
Will I feel pain during tummy tuck surgery?
Abdominoplasty is not a painful operation. During tummy tuck surgery, local anesthesia is applied to all cuts and the abdominal wall, which has a long-lasting effect. In this way, patients will not feel pain after the operation. Although they may feel some pain the day after the surgery, this pain will be due to the tension caused by the tummy tuck. In endoscopic tummy tuck and mini tummy tuck surgeries, the pain will be even less.
What will I experience after tummy tuck surgery?
After tummy tuck surgery, patients are definitely dressed in anti-embolism stockings, a urinary catheter is inserted, a drain is placed and an abdominal corset is worn. You can eat and stand up a few hours after the surgery. In order not to put too much load on the seams, they should walk forward bent at first. Since the sutures are left under the skin after the surgery, there is no need for suture removal. You can return to your normal life after a week, and you can start sports after three weeks.
Will I go back to my old self after tummy tuck surgery?
Abdominoplasty brings permanent solutions to the problems in that region. However, if there is excessive weight change and pregnancy after the surgery, some loss may occur. However, the patient does not return to his old self. If patients pay attention to their weight after tummy tuck surgery and eat a balanced diet, they will not have any problems.