WHAT IS TUMMY TUCK?
It is a tummy tuck operation performed to correct the aesthetically unsightly appearance caused by irregular and excessive weight gain and loss in the abdominal region. In addition to this situation, abdominal deformations are frequently seen in people who gain more weight than expected during pregnancy and in women who have given birth three or more times. This situation can be easily transformed into a flat stomach with an aesthetic appearance with a single operation.
WHO IS SUITABLE FOR A TUMMY TUCK?
Adult men and women who have sagging, wrinkling, and fat accumulation in the abdomen and cannot get rid of this situation with diet and various exercises are suitable candidates for abdominoplasty.This operation is not recommended for candidates who have chronic diseases and are not suitable for anesthesia.
HOW IS TUMMY TUCK SURGERY DONE?
Abdominoplasty can take as little as 1-2 hours depending on the detail and length of the procedure, or there are abdominoplasty procedures that take 2-4 hours. An incision is made between the two hip bones under general anesthesia. A second incision is made to prevent the abdomen from coming into contact with other parts of the body. In order to emphasize the underlying muscles, the skin tissue in the abdominal region is stretched towards the ribs from all sides. The resulting abdominal muscles are stitched in their new state, brought together in the middle, and the upper skin is pulled down and stretched. After this procedure, the belly button is stitched and fixed in its new place. This is how the process ends in a nutshell.
PROCESS AFTER TUMMY TUCK SURGERY
The patient stays in the hospital for 1-2 days after tummy tuck surgery. Patients should wear the corset specially prepared for this operation for at least 1 month after the operation. This is critical for the perfect result. On the second day of the operation, it is possible to walk slowly without assistance. Mild pains that will be felt in the stitches after the surgery are relieved with painkillers given by the doctor. You can take a bath after the surgery and return to daily routines quickly. At the end of 1 week, the stitches are removed, the complete healing process is between 7 weeks and 10 weeks. After this period, the person can return to his normal life completely.
PREGNANCY AFTER TUMMY TUCK
The biggest concern of women in tummy tuck operations is whether getting pregnant after this operation will cause any complications or problems. But such is not the case. Do not worry! After the surgery, it will be possible to determine how long it is possible to get pregnant with your doctor.
ARE THE SCARS PERMANENT AFTER TUMMY TUCK?
Unfortunately, tummy tuck surgery will leave scars. However, since this scar will remain under the bikini area, it will not be visible from the outside, and after a while, the scars will continue to disappear as the colors fade.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF THE SURGERY?
Like any surgical procedure, this procedure carries risks. Various factors can increase these risks. You will be informed by this risk analysis before the operation.
IS THERE A RISK OF SAGGING AGAIN AFTER THE SURGERY?
If attention is not paid. These problems may arise naturally when excessive weight gain or loss or after pregnancy.